Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I am really glad I am back to do the things I love most, BAKING! A new househelp arrived couple of few weeks ago and took a big part of household chores from me. Days are good because I no longer catching up on laundry, housework and overlooking my children and Royce. I had more time to spend with the kids after work and extra time for cooking and writing. Len has shown her interest with baking when I made Choco Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Squares a week ago. So, I taught her with the basics of baking, and pretending I am a pro. Hahaha. As a beginner in baking, cookies are easy to prepare and to bake. CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIE is one of the recipes my mom taught me since I waskid. It is very simple yet may be considered an extraordinary accomplishment for a starter like Len.


for chocolate syrup:
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
pinch of salt
1 tbsp. vanilla

Place all ingredient in a small saucepan. Cook on a low heat, stirring
constantly, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

for oatmeal cookie:
1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1 tbsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, oatmeal and salt. Mix well. Set aside

Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the flour and oatmeal mixture.

Drop a dough using round tablespoonfuls onto greased baking pan. Spread a teaspoon of chocolate syrup onto each cookie dough.

Bake for 10-12 minutes in a pre-heated oven. Cool slightly and remove from sheet. Transfer to wire rack.

Serve with a glass of cold drink!

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