No, not Adventures in Babysitting...adventures in cookiesitting!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm testing the theory presented in the New York Times that aging chocolate chip cookie dough for a couple days in the refrigerator produces the best chocolate chip cookies.
Granted, the Times didn't address oatmeal-based chocolate chip cookies, but I figured aging an oatmeal-based dough was worth a try. (But if you want my opinion, oatmeal is the secret to making the perfect chocolate chip cookie.)
So now comes the scientific method part. I'm going to make three separate batches of dough, aging each for different a amount of time:
Then I'll bake off each batch this Sunday and evaluate the cookies for texture, flavor, and appearance. Each batch will be a 1/4 recipe of my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
But now comes the hard part: letting the Batch 1 dough chill out in the refrigerator for two days and not eating it raw, something that will be a real challenge for two guys from the milk 'n cookies crowd.