As I was reading your blogs yesterday, I was so happy to see a recipe I needed to make. I had the task of making desert for my son’s school. Today is the teacher appreciation luncheon and since I couldn’t help, I told them I would be happy to make something.
In my mind I was already thinking some type of cookie. I haven’t made cookies in a long time, because that is a MAJOR red light food for me. If I am making cookies, I eat too much batter, or too many cookies after! So since I am in weight loss mode, I’ve had to resign from making cookies.
BUT, that’s a whole different story when I can give them away! The Duo Dishes made great cookies yesterday with ice cream in the middle. I didn’t have all the ingredients for the cookies, but I started with their base.
Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches – Approx. 2 dozen (adapted from Giada De Laurentiis) – From Duo Dishes
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature ( I only had 1 stick so I added 1/4 cup canola oil too)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract (didn’t have that)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips (I had chocolate flavored almond bark…it’s like a huge brick of chocolate, so I just chopped some of that up instead of chocolate chips)
1 cup whole almonds, toasted and chopped (I had no almonds)
1/2 cup of cinnamon chips! (I added that)
1/4 cup ground flax seed (I added that)
I just throw all the ingredients in the bowl and mixed for a few minutes. Bake at 350 for about 11 minutes. I made these cookies really small. I rolled the dough into a ball (do not flatten, they will flatten as they cook). Each ball was about the size of a big gum ball (the kind you get out of the vending machines at the grocery store!).
The cookie will be flattened and slightly browned on top
Now, since I was giving this for other people to try, I did have one (or two!) and they were amazing! I think by adding the cinnamon chips, they were really kind of gooey on the inside which I love!
Thanks for the inspiration Duo Dishes, it made my job much easier not to have to search and search to think of something to make for the teacher appreciation luncheon today!
*Great tip I learned today from my sister. I downloaded the pictures at work and for some reason the pictures were huge! She told me about www.shrinkpictures.com It’s a free website, where you can resize any image you want to!