Cooking with Chaos and Confetti: Rapunzel Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookbook: Disney Princess Baking (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Recipe Name: Rapunzel Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 & ½ tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 2 & ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 & ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

In our New Year, New Goals post, we committed to trying to make one new recipe from one of our themed cookbooks each month. Welcome to Month #4 of our Cookbook challenge! While I won’t share the full recipe here since I don’t want to spoil the cookbook, you can find a similar recipe by searching for “oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies”. 

I make a version of oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies every year for Christmas, but I was excited to try the recipe in this cookbook for a change of pace. We had some friends over for a hangout on Saturday, so it seemed like the perfect time to test out this cookie recipe. Also, like the last cookie recipe I made from this book, I happened to have all of the ingredients for this recipe readily on hand, which also played a large factor in its selection. 

The recipe for this cookie is pretty straight forward. It has a chocolate chip cookie base, with spices and oatmeal being some fun additions. Normally when I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I pulse my rolled oats in the food processor to give them a more powdery texture that makes them less noticeable in the cookies. This is a personal preference. I did not do that for this recipe because some of the people I was making the cookies for expressed enjoyment of traditional oatmeal cookies and I wanted to stay true to the recipe as written. 

The cookie-making process was easy and enjoyable, exactly how I like my baking. The dough came together well and shaped nicely into balls with my cookie scoop. I found 10 minutes to be the perfect baking time. The addition of the spices added a warm, cozy aroma that filled the kitchen while the cookies baked. I set out a plate of cookies for our guests, which were gobbled up quickly. The refilled cookie plate also was devoured, so overall I would rank this recipe as a success. 

Confetti’s Thoughts on Taste:

I liked the cookies, but I really love the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe I use for Christmas and I kept thinking about how much I prefer those cookies. I’m also not a huge fan of cinnamon or nutmeg, so while it was a nice change of pace – I don’t think this recipe will be one that I continuously come back to. If I did make these cookies again, I would definitely pulse the rolled oats. 

Chaos’ Thoughts on Taste:

This month, my only contribution toward the actual making of the recipe was pulling a batch or two of cookies out of the oven.  No complaints there though because I like a good cookie and these ones definitely fit that bill.  The texture and taste were great.  I like all the ingredients involved.  My only issue with this recipe was that eventually the cookies did run out.  Hopefully they address that problem in the next printing of this cookbook, using some of that Disney magic.  If Confetti made these cookies again, I would gladly do my part by eating them again.

Stay tuned for next month, when we will be making a recipe out of the Marvel Eat The Universe cookbook (Amazon Affiliate Link)!

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