Saturday, April 10, 2010

Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Oatmeal Cookies Recipe Revisited (And Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe with Pecans and Toffee Bits!)

Isn’t this a beautiful cookie?

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THIS is my favorite oatmeal cookie.  I know, it’s a little late to remind you since Easter was a week ago and if you have any hard boiled Easter eggs left, you probably don’t want to use those.  But I’m telling you, boil up a few more, you’ve got to try these cookies!  Back in October 2008 a couple fabulous baking buddies, Anna at Cookie Madness, Rita at Clumbsy Cookie and I collaborated over emails and came up with this cookie that uses hard boiled eggs.  The ingredients are first pulsed in a food processor, cold butter is pulsed together with the flour, then the sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and oats are added for a few more quick pulses.  Lastly, the egg is added.  After pulsing it together, it will still be a little crumbly and you’ll see flecks of the egg, but it all comes together when you dump it in a bowl and add the raisins and walnuts.  And after the cookies bake, you cannot see the egg, but you’ll have a wonderful oatmeal cookie, thick and delicious.

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Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Oatmeal Cookies, by Katrina (Baking and Boys!), Anna (Cookie Madness) and Rita (Clumbsy Cookie)

4 oz. cold unsalted butter (1 stick)

4 1/2 oz. all purpose flour (1 cup)

1/2 cup quick oats, or if using old-fashioned oats, grind down in the food processor a little

4 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 hard boiled egg. chopped (either hard boiled or a lightly beaten egg cooked in microwave in 10 second intervals)

a good handful of roughly chopped walnuts

a good handful of raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In bowl of food processor, pulse flour and butter until mealy.  Add sugars, honey, salt, soda, cinnamon and vanilla.  Pulse again until mealy.  Add oats.  Pulse. Add the egg and pulse until combined. Remove to a medium size bowl and work in the walnuts and raisins with your hands.  Dough will be a bit crumbly, but will come together as you form it into a ball. Form the dough in to 2 ounce balls.  Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake about 15 minutes.   Do not overbake, I only baked mine 13:30 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheet five minutes, then remove cookies to cooling rack.  (I thought these were good just slightly warm, but are great completely cooled, too!)  Makes 9 cookies.

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Let us not forget which came first though—it was the Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies!  Same idea but with no oats and lots of chocolate chips.  This recipe turns out a fantastic chocolate chip cookie!

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So I made some of these with leftover Easter eggs, too.  And then just because I can, I added 1/2 cup toffee bits and 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans to some of the dough and darn it all if these are just about the best tasting cookies ever.  (Have I said that before?) Hello, heaven!

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Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Katrina (Baking and Boys!), Anna (Cookie Madness) and Rita (Clumbsy Cookie)

12.4 oz all purpose bleached flour (2 ¾ cups spooned and swept)

8 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks (16 tablespoons or 2 sticks)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 package or 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

**toasted chopped pecans and toffee bits, optional but SO good!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour and butter in food processor. Pulse until mixture is mealy and coarse. Add the salt and baking soda and pulse to mix. Add both sugars, vanilla and hard boiled eggs. Pulse again until mixture is mealy looking. Pulse just until the mixture begins to come together.

Dump mixture into a bowl, add chocolate chips and shape into eight balls. You will see egg whites in dough – they’ll disappear as the cookies bake.

Measure 2 ounce balls of dough and place 9 on a baking sheet a good two inches apart.  Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet  for 15 minutes or until cookies appear lightly browned around edges. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to rack to finish cooling.

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You. must. try. these!

22 comments:

Emily said...

Oh my, yes. I remember these. I tried the cc version and they were great. I better try the oatmeal version next.

These look perfect!

vivisue said...

That is wild! We LOVE choco chip cookies at my house and it has been too long since I've fixed any. And toffee?? OMWord!

Deeba PAB said...

Ooh they do sound good. I remember seeing them at Clumsy Cookies too. Love the pecan bits and toffe in there...nom nom!

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

I really should try this version! I think your chocolate chip with toffee and pecans sounds soooo good!

Megan said...

What an enteresting cookie. It looks awesome. How in the world di you girls decide to invent a cookie with hard boiled eggs? Sent it through Stumble for ya! ;)

Megan said...

And that would be intersting, not enteresting! ;-0

Megan said...

And that would be intersting, not enteresting! ;-0

Barbara @moderncomfortfood said...

You've got some wonderful looking cookies there, and how lucky your boys are! Thanks for sharing. I'm trying to resist but will probably make these today. Stumbled.

mike said...

I will try these BOTH! These look great Katrina - I love trying all those "strange" things like tomato soup, etc - in recipes. I guess eggs aren't strange - just the hard boiled part. They look delicious!

Maria said...

Love these! Glad you added in toffee:)

steph said...

I've seen these over on Cookie Madness - I need to try them. I can't imagine how they taste with hard boiled eggs - so different!

Valerie said...

I would have never thought of putting boiled egg in a cookie. They sure look good though--all of them!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Hey! I'm here!!! Sorry for the lack of visits (althouth I always follow up on my reader) but I've been having a crazy busy time. Now life went back to normal (whatever that means ahahaha) and I can go back to be me again!!!! How have you been? How's the moving going?
I miss those cookies, I wish I could have some right now. Love your new version! Don't you think we should do it again? I mean get a recipe and "bake it" together? That was fun!

anudivya said...

Cookies with hard boiled egg!!! I thought you must be kidding me!
Then I went through the ingredient list and I did indeed see a lone boiled egg there... wow! How does one even come up with such ideas... you have done a great job recreating it.

Mimi said...

They look like the perfect oatmeal/CC cookies. Nice an thick.
Mimi

Leslie said...

Yup..I remember when y'all did this little test! I still have yet to try the hard boiled egg test yes..but it is in my ever growing "to bake" pile!

Tracey said...

I'm intrigued! Will definitely have to give these a shot - love that they look thick and substantial!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I remember these!! I haven't tried them yet though! I must, these look too good!!

natalia said...

They sound wonderful ! I only knew a pasta frolla with hard boiled yolks !

Lisa said...

I think it's time I boil up some eggs because those cookies look totally yummy.

Amanda said...

Hey girlfriend :) I've finally put together that round up of 13 Ways to use your food processor & 20 recipes to prove it. I've included your post in the collection, thanks for the great recipe!
http://amandascookin.com/2013/03/the-food-processor-13-ways-to-use-it-20-recipes-to-prove-it.html

Audrey Beatty said...

What does the egg do? I'm interested to know. I think I'll try these soon.