Well, It is definitely cookie season, so for my next cookbook post/review I'll be using Carole Walter's "Great Cookies: Secrets to Sensational Sweets". I got this cookbook a year or two ago and have made not nearly enough of the recipes (the problem is I can't stop eating them if I make them)
You can visit Carol Walter's website here: http://www.carolewalter.com/index.htm
For this endeavor I chose to make "Carole's really great chocolate chip cookies" and "Chocolate chocolate chip cookies" (find the second recipe her on her website: http://www.carolewalter.com/chocolate_chocolate_chip_cookies.htm
For some reason my picture of the sugar and oatmeal in my food processor disappeared, so you will have to take my word for it. I love the addition of oatmeal to the flour, you can't really taste "oatmeal" but I think it adds a nice flavor ( dare I say complexity?) As I was only making a half batch, I used the crappy hand-held mixer instead of my beloved Kitchen Aid:
What the book promised looks-wise:
chocolate chocolate chip cookies I baked one half on parchment and one half on silicone. You be the judge:
Parchment it is. The only change I made from the original recipe was to use Ande's mint chips instead of just regular chocolate.
Both cookies, yes, even the ones I overbaked, were delicious- I definitely have to work my way through this one cover to cover.