Welcome to week 17 of the Alpha Bakers bake-a-long, an online project where a group of food bloggers bake our way through The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Most of the recipes made during this project will not be shared, but I will post my commentary followed by a full photo tutorial.
This week's selection - Luxury Oatmeal Cookies. They're not quite what you think of when you think about oatmeal cookies as they include homemade granola, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips.
Special ingredients and/or equipment needed - half sheet pans, homemade granola (recipe in book).
How do they taste - They're okay, but not my favorite. They're not quite an oatmeal cookie and not quite a chocolate chip cookie. Hard to explain. They're huge too. I think they are good served as a breakfast cookie rather than a sweet snack. Also, we liked them better a day or two after they were baked.
How do they look - Like big oatmeal cookies with lots of stuff in them. I should mention these cookies over bake quickly so be sure to bake the dough when it's well chilled and I suggest baking just a couple to begin with to test the baking time.
Level of difficulty - Fairly easy.
Were the directions clear - For the most part.
What would I do differently next time - Add more vanilla extract, maybe double. I'd also omit the nuts and make the cookies about half the size.
Next up - Cran-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake, March 30, 2015.
Okay, here's my photo tutorial.
links to more alpha baker photo tutorials
- Nov 19, 2015 The Hazelnut Praline Cookies that Never Were
- Sep 1, 2015 TBB - Flaky Cream Cheese Scones
- Aug 23, 2015 TBB - Woody's Black and White Brownies
- Jul 1, 2015 TBB - Praline Meringue Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Jun 23, 2015 Ricotta Loaf - The Bread Bible
- Jun 4, 2015 TBB - French Orange Cream Tart
- May 19, 2015 TBB - Double Chocolate Oriolos
- May 15, 2015 Touch of Grace Biscuits - The Bread Bible
- May 7, 2015 TBB - Blu-Rhu Mini Pies
- Apr 27, 2015 TBB - Lemon Jammies
- Apr 2, 2015 Pita Pizzas - The Bread Bible
- Mar 22, 2015 TBB - Luxury Oatmeal Cookies
- Mar 15, 2015 TBB - Sour Cherry Pie (Pi Day)
- Mar 9, 2015 TBB - Caramel Buns
- Mar 4, 2015 TBB - Hamantaschen (Purim)
- Feb 23, 2015 TBB - Lemon Posset Alma
- Feb 15, 2015 TBB - Chocolate Pavarotti with Wicked Good Ganache
- Feb 11, 2015 TBB - Golden Orange Panettone with Chocolate Sauce
- Feb 9, 2015 Panettone Delay
- Feb 2, 2015 TBB - Swedish Apricot Walnut Bread
- Jan 26, 2015 TBB - Gingersnaps
- Jan 19, 2015 Biga Fail
- Jan 12, 2015 TBB - Black and Blueberry Pie
- Jan 5, 2015 TBB - Chocolate Cuddle Cake