Wednesday, April 14, 2010

oatmealraisinchocolatechip cookies

In the first few weeks after Dashiell was born, chocolate chip cookies were a dominant food group around this house. People made them for us, including my awesome neighbor Ruth who made Thomas Keller's recipe from Ad Hoc at Home, and I had a stash of frozen dough I'd made at the end of my pregnancy for emergencies.

We're out of that stash so it was time to restock. But in an effort to get the whole family sleeping more I've been half-heartedly attempting to cut common baby irritants out of my diet. You know, so the breastmilk is more friendly. Which means when I started this batch it was strictly oatmeal raisin. But then by the end, I caved and dumped in a bag of chocolate.

And then after a particularly bad night following the cookies (not necessarily because of them) I decided to get serious about the offensive milk situation and have now sworn off, ready?

chocolate and spices
cow's milk
gassy vegetables
beans and tofu

so, um, for a vegetarian that leaves not so many things. Especially because I'd say two of my favorite food groups are gassy vegetables and beans. And cookies. Which means we have a big bin of cookies sitting around for Brock. And rolls of dough in the freezer, only to be defrosted when mama can enjoy properly.

The recipe is quite delicious. I just took the NYT chocolate chip cookie recipe (THE go to in times of cookie needs) and adapted it to oatmeal raisin.

I'm not going to post the entire recipe again, just the changes.

Original recipe here.


Use only 1 cup cake flour and 1 cup bread flour.

After you combine the wet and dry ingredients, add 4 cups of old fashioned oats.

Use only 1 bag of dark chocolate chips or chunks and add 2-3 cups of raisins, depending on how raisin-y you like it.

For chocolate, I've cut up my own chunks of 60% valrhona chocolate in the past, which is nice, but honestly the 60% Ghirardelli is totally fine too.


Caroline said...

These are completely blissful!!! And I love the picture of your son in the previous post ... he is beautiful. Much love to you. xo

Desi McKinnon said...

there's always lots of goat/sheep cheeses. that list of exclusions would kill me.

The French said...

I am often bummed when what I thought was a chocolate chip cookie turns out to be oatmeal raisin. And I like oatmeal raisin. So adding choc chips to the oatmeal raisin...perfect!

btw - good luck with new food plan. You are a better mom than I. Wait. I'm not a mom. You know what I mean:)

Char said...

i so love oatmeal cookies

hope the dietary changes help him out

Fern and Feather said...
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Fern and Feather said...

so funny... I have had oatmeal raisin cookies on the mind... yummers!

Anonymous said...

I always want to make every recipe you post!

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Vicky - Acoustic Wave said...

Ooh! Feeling hungry for these !

brooke said...

Any chance you can share a follow up post when you have a minute? I'm a new mom, 2.5 weeks in and our little girl has started to get super fussy and it definitely seems to be stomach/gas related (she fusses while nursing and seems terribly uncomfortable after feeding). I'm on day 1 of cutting out everything according to the Nursing Mother's Companion and curious if the altered diet helped your family at all? And, if so...what did you eat?!?! Seriously? I'm at a loss. Thank you!!