Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's Make: Easy Bake Oven Goodies

We are in serious giddy circumstances around here-- giddy about miniature baking that is.

Isabel got an original 1964 Kenner Easy Bake Oven, with the original cookbook and pans for Christmas. O my... Why didn't I think this was fun before? This oven is awesome, we have so far successfully made two cakes, a pizza and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

I like that I can make a cake, brownies, pizza.... and then pop a little batter or ingredients into the easy bake and the kids love the minuteness of it. So I am developing some recipes for the little teal oven that Izzo has named 'Easy'. She's four ok? She doesn't know it's not cool to call something Easy as a name...

Anyway,  if you have an Easy at your house, break it out, and develop some recipes with me. Here is the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe we used last night, but I'd add an egg white too. Remember my 'Did you know eggs are a binder?' Question of a year ago? It's true. These oatmeal cookies were like moonsand, again, but delicious. The kids didn't care one bit. *If you are wary of eggs and lightbulb cooking... you can leave it out and add another tablespoon of butter. That should help (:

Ok, here goes. Cooking times totally vary, depending on the lightbulb, the year your Easy-Bake-Oven was made and such.
Easy-Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
2 tbsp soft butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
dash of salt
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoons milk
1 egg white
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons quick-cooking rolled oats
Small handful chocolate chips (mini ones would be awesome too!)

Lightly beat egg white. In a small bowl combine egg white, milk, butter, sugar and salt. Add flour, baking soda, and quick oats. Mix in chocolate chips. Place 1/2 of mixture in
greased pan. Press down in pan with fingertips or back of spoon. Bake about 20 minutes. Let cool and cut into slices. Use other half for second batch of cookies.
NPR did a story on Gourmet Easy-Bakin' check it out!

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