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Bouchon Bakery - Oatmel Raisin Cookies

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MANNA

Bouchon Bakery - Oatmel Raisin Cookies

Completed another segment of my challenge today. The cookies came out good. Little crispy and a little chewy. Im not a big fan of this type of cookie but I really like this one. I would make it again for sure. I followed the direction that said the recipe makes 6 four inch cookies. So, I made six cookies about four inchs wide and placed on the half-sheet pan. They spread to take up the whole pan. I think next time I will use two half-sheet pans for six huge cookies or  make smaller cookies. Next are the TLC's.

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isand66

Oatmeal is healthy, so you can eat as many as you like?  Right?

Nice baking.

Ian

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MANNA

You'll have to join in when you get the kindle edition. Its an awsome book though you might want to get it. Great on the coffee table or the kitchen counter.

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Song Of The Baker

Ian, you are absolutely right.  Many, many.  You can have many.  It's oatmeal!  Have more than many.  I need the recipe for these.  So I can eat many.

John

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MANNA

Re-read the recipe and it said to put only 3 per pan due to the size. Must have got so excited to bake them I forgot. As the book said read the recipe twice, COMPLETELY. They also gave reccomendations for smaller ones. I'll stick with the big ones. Nothing better than a big cookie, big glass of milk and a big smile. And my big rear by the time this is all over!

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jeorgina

If you are baking out of Thomas Keller Bouchon book; you should bake with us!

Find us on facebook: bouchonbakerybookproject.

We  are small group having lots of fun baking, talking about baking and sharing our experiences.

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MANNA

Truth be told, I wasnt very happy with my first attempt at this cookie. I have learned alot since then. So, I thought I would give it another try. This time the results were much better. Proves the recipe was fine and the baker was not. I didnt have any raisins so I looked around and found something the same size and color, chocolate chips. The cookies were great.

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bakedinTN

I'm glad you decided to try these again.  It is has become my all-time favorite cookie recipes.  I've made these in a variety of ways;  small, large, scooped dough, weighed dough, covection bake, standard bake.  Baked in a standard oven, these cookies will spread thin but are equally delicious.  My favorite method is weighing the dough for the large size and baking (3 per sheetpan) using the convection feature on my oven.  This produces a thick cookie that is crisp on the outside and tender inside.

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MANNA

Glad to hear you have had success with this also. The cookies from Bouchon have become my favorites too. I baked a batch of the oat-raisin but sub-in choco-chips for the raisins and everyone loved them. Im infactuated with currents for some reason so this fall Im going to try a oat-current cookie. I will try swapping out the nuts in the tlc and the raisins in the oat-rais and see what works. The macarons have stopped me in my tracks with this book. There are so many possabilitys that I have been trying all sorts of combinations.