Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

Let me just start off by saying....I took the easy way out.

I baked these in a 9" square dish and a loaf pan....kinda like really chocolaty oatmeal brownies...with some cinnamon poking through.

After making 80 rolled, cut and decorated sugar cookies and 3 dozen cupcakes over the weekend...I just didn't feel like scooping and baking an cooling any more cookies. So basically, I was being lazy, but I think it worked for me.

I made a full batch of these. Melted the butter, chocolate and brown sugar together with a little water thrown in. Mix in the eggs, one at a time then combine with the flour/cocoa mixture and stir in the oatmeal.

I had no problem with the chocolate and butter separating as some did. My mixture came together and stayed together just fine.

I dumped half into an ungreased 9" square pan and the other half into a loaf pan. I baked them like brownies. Meaning, still soft in the center. I cut them really small because the batter that I ate straight out of the bowl was super rich.

These are like little chocolate oatmeal cakes. I think I expected them to be fudgier with the way the batter was behaving. Pleasantly surprising...perfect when you need some chocolate and you need it right away. These will be in my freezer. :)

A big thanks to both Caroline and Claire from Bake with Us for choosing this week's TWD.

Check out what the other bakers came up with over at the TWD site.

Thanks for stopping by.


Flourchild said...

Great idea..I should have done that! This recipe made sooo many cookies I felt like I was scooping cookie dough out 4-ever!! I loved the taste of them too!
I didn't have any issues with the butter either!:)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Oh yum! Love your 'brownie' idea - looks like it worked perfectly! :)

alvarosa said...

good idea to bake them in a pan - they did taste more like brownies anyways!

Tia said...

i think your version sounds great - bar form would suit these well. I did a white chocolate version :) Yours look yummy! Buttercreambarbie

Beth said...

These look delicious!

Caroline said...

Thanks for baking with us this week! It is important to have a chocolate treat ready in the freezer, ready at any moment.