Here’s the story behind why it’s called “$250 Cookies”:
Ingredients below is based on half the recipe.
I find the original recipe a bit too sweet, so I would suggest halving the sugars. Also, I couldn’t be bothered with grated Hershey Bars, so I substituted with more chocolate chips (but not exactly weight-for-weight). Direct substitute would call for about 450g chocolate chips, but our local supermarket sells chocolate chips in small packets of 100g each, so I rounded it down to 400g. It is still a lot of chocolate chips!
Also, the original recipe asks for the oatmeal to be blended into fine powder. I prefer them coarse because it makes the cookies chewy. I love chewy cookies.
The ingredients list below includes my tweaks, so if you want the original recipe then use the above link.
What you need
- 225 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar (can be reduced to 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup brown sugar (can be reduced to 1/2 cup)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2.5 cups blended oatmeal
- 400 grams chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (can be omitted if you’re using salted butter)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1.5 cups chopped nuts (I used a mixture of almond, walnuts, and cashew nuts. Hazel nuts would also be nice, and I’ve made ones with pumpkin seeds in the past – also very nice)
How to put this together
- Preheat oven to 190 C
- Sieve together flour + salt + baking powder + baking soda
- Blend the oatmeal to a coarse consistency
- In a large bowl, cream together butter + sugar + brown sugar
- Add eggs + vanilla essence. Mix well.
- Add blended oatmeal. Mix well.
- Add flour mixture. Mix well.
- Add chocolate chips + chopped nuts. Mix well.
- Roll into 1 inch balls, and place them 1 inch apart on baking paper
- Bake for 10 mins, or until golden.
IMPORTANT: When you first take these beauties out from the oven, leave them on the tray for a few mins first before attempting to remove them. Otherwise they’re still too soft and you’ll end up ruining them (like I did)
Serve this with:
- Coffee, tea, hot milk
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