Introduction:
Warm, hearty, and bursting with flavors, our Oatmeal Cookies with Berries and Chocolate are the perfect way to start your day with a smile. These cookies are a delightful twist on the classic oatmeal breakfast, combining the wholesome goodness of oats with the sweetness of berries and the decadence of chocolate. They are the ideal treat for anyone seeking a delicious breakfast or snack option that’s both nutritious and satisfying. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is easy to follow, and the results are always impressive.

Brief History:
Oatmeal cookies have been a beloved treat for generations, with roots dating back to Scottish oatcakes. Over time, this simple and nutritious oat-based recipe evolved into the delightful cookies we know today, offering endless possibilities for flavor combinations. Our version infuses this classic with the freshness of berries and the indulgence of chocolate, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
Total Time: 27-30 minutes
Servings: Approximately 18 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried mixed berries (cranberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. Cream Butter and Sugars:
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer or by hand, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

4. Add Egg and Vanilla:
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.

6. Fold in Berries and Chocolate:
Gently fold in the dried mixed berries and semisweet chocolate chips, distributing them evenly throughout the dough.

7. Scoop and Bake:
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie to allow for spreading.

8. Bake:
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Be sure not to overbake; the cookies will continue to firm up as they cool.

9. Cool and Enjoy:
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 Cookie (approx. 2 inches in diameter)1306g3g18mg105mg18g1g10g2g

Conclusion:
Incorporating the comforting flavors of oats, the natural sweetness of berries, and the indulgence of chocolate, our Oatmeal Cookies with Berries and Chocolate are the perfect fusion of health and decadence. They make for a delightful breakfast or snack, offering a burst of energy and a moment of pure joy. Whether enjoyed with a morning cup of coffee or as an afternoon pick-me-up, these cookies are sure to become a family favorite. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat the oven, and experience the magic of these delicious treats for yourself.