Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Recipe: My ALDI Inspired Chewy Oatmeal Delights

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My Chewy Oatmeal Delights

Now is probably the time that you’re thinking about what holiday cookies that you’re planning to bake this year.  The recipe that I have is for a chewy, oatmeal cookie packing hidden goodness with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch chips to set off its rich buttery flavor for a decadent combination of ultimate sweetness.

I use three different varieties of morsels for this drop cookie.  Though you can use regular semi-sweet chips, I prefer the mini ones because it distributes the chocolate more evenly to get maximum enjoyment out of every luscious bite.

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Baker's Corner Mini Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
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Baker's Corner Butterscotch Morsels

You can use a tablespoon to drop these cookies onto your greased baking sheets.  However, an easier way is to use a mini ice cream scoop to deposit the dough.  What I do is have a cup of water handy to immerse my scoop after dropping to keep the dough from sticking.  This little tool really speeds up the cooking baking process for me.
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Baker's Corner White Morsels

For all my baking essentials that went into this recipe, I went to my favorite grocery store, ALDI  since they have the best prices in my opinion, especially for ingredients like the chips, oatmeal, flour and even the dairy products. Look over their holiday catalog first because this store has what you will need from unsweetened cocoa, coconut, nuts, candied fruit, evaporated milk, raisins, etc. more reasonably than their competitors, especially if you keep up with their weekly specials!

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You get a great chew with my Chewy Oatmeal Delights!

If you ask me, the quality of the ALDI products is just as good as name brands.  The only thing that you might miss is the fancy packaging of name brands–but that is basically it.  

Hopefully, you’ll want to print out my recipe and take it with you when you pick up all those baking essentials where I shop–ALDI.  

Happy Holidays!

My Chewy Oatmeal Delights

1 cup (2 sticks) of ALDI Countryside Creamery butter
1 cup of firmly packed ALDI Baker’s Corner Light Brown sugar       
1-2/3 cups ALDI Baker’s Corner All-Purpose flour
1 cup of ALDI Baker’s Corner sugar
3 cups of ALIDI Millville Quick Rolled Oats
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of baking soda, leveled
½ teaspoon of baking powder, leveled
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of ALDI Baker’s Corner Real Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup of ALDI Baker’s Corner Butterscotch Chips
1/3 cup of ALDI Baker’s Corner White Chocolate Chips

Cream your butter with the sugars until well combined in a large mixing bowl.

Next, beat in the eggs to the creamed mixture, one at a time before adding the vanilla extract.

Sift the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt and slowly beat into the creamed ingredients until the flour mixture is incorporated into the butter mixture.

Stir in the oats and chips last.

Drop by tablespoons or using a mini ice cream scoop on your greased cookie sheet.  Try to keep each one about two inches apart.

Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 9-10 minutes or until lightly golden.  

Give the baked cookies a few minutes to set before attempting to remove.