1 March 2012 (Oat Bran and Oatmeal Flour)
I baked these cookies yesterday. I could hardly wait to take my first bite of what was no doubt going to be one of the most decadent cookies I have ever baked… but in reality, they tasted more like… healthy cookies.
Now, these cookies may be a lot of things, but healthy is not the first thing that comes to mind. The wonderful name says it all: Dark Chocolate and Toasted Pecan Cookies with Browned Butter. Sounds like a delicious crime, doesn’t it?? An unforgivable crime of browned butter and toasted pecans dancing around in my mouth, intertwining with oozing swirls of dark chocolate. But what I got instead was an overwhelming grainy, or wholesome, I can’t really describe it, taste that coated over everything else.
It turns out I had mistakenly used oat bran instead of oatmeal flour. Until this day I didn’t even know the existence of both, but I have learned the hard way that they are really worlds apart! The cookies have actually started to grown on me, but I consider them a completely different cookie from the original recipe. I will try the recipe again with the right flour soon!