"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cookies
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Oatmeal cookie challenge

Hi,
My children and I have fallen in love with a cream-filled oatmeal cookie at a local bakery. Basically it's two large, soft oatmeal cookies with icing in between.
I have 4 children and these cookies are $1.25 each so it's getting pretty expensive. We are trying to figure out how to make these cookies at home but are not having any luck. I have the ingrediants but I don't know the proportions. (I got the ingrediants off of a box of cookies they were selling, I'm not sure if they omitted the spices or if they just don't use them, they don't taste spicy)
I have a recipe for homemade icing but it doesn't taste the same and the cookie itself is different from any recipe I can find online. There are some raisins but they appear to be chopped and there aren't many of them. The oatmeal is not overwhelming either.
I would love any suggestion for how to take these ingrediants and come up with a workable recipe (mine never comes out right). I have uploaded a couple of pic's to give you an idea of what this cookie looks like.

Ingredients: Bread flour, salt, whole eggs, raisins, oats, brown sugar, veg. shortening, corn syrup, baking soda.
Thank you in advance!

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	028.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	58.4 KB
ID:	15309   Click image for larger version

Name:	029.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	49.3 KB
ID:	15310  

__________________

__________________
mom244now is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
Howdy!
Welcome to D.C.!
We have had success with the recipe on the back of the Quaker Oats box.
You could add a little powdered ginger for an extra zing.
__________________

__________________
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
As far as the filling goes....what do you use in it?
__________________
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,347
Welcome to DC! And ditto, what do you use for the filling? I'm thinking they'd be really good with a homemade Nutella (links to which have been posted, but if you can't find them, I can--I think one is from Martha Stewart's web site).
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoot View Post
Howdy!
Welcome to D.C.!
We have had success with the recipe on the back of the Quaker Oats box.
You could add a little powdered ginger for an extra zing.

Quaker's recipe for Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies is the absolute best. I add walnuts and sometimes raisins.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,146
Another vote for the Quakers recipe. I think it's under the lid of the box.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
Assistant Cook
 
KarenB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Country, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12
Mom always used a date filling. They were my favourite and couldn't get enough. Healthier than the sugar filling.
__________________
KarenB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Wow thanks everyone for your replies! I've used the Quaker recipe and they are very very good but it just doesn't compare to these (sorry, lol).
As for the filling I use powder sugar, shortening, and a little water. It comes out sweeter than their's. They told me one thing to change about my filling, I should use high-emoltion shortening. I bought some online, but I haven't tried it yet.

The problem I'm having with these ingredients is getting the right amount of wet/dry proportions. I can't find a recipe with corn syrup, brown sugar, and no white sugar. I'm wondering, maybe I could just use all brown sugar in place of the white sugar? It seems like this should be easy but we've made dozens of batches and it's not turning out right.
__________________
mom244now is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by mom244now View Post
I've used the Quaker recipe and they are very very good but it just doesn't compare to these (sorry, lol).
Holy smoke!! I hope you will share your version when you get it right!
I will trade you a marinade recipe for grilled shrimp!!

__________________
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:08 AM   #10
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoot View Post
Holy smoke!! I hope you will share your version when you get it right!
I will trade you a marinade recipe for grilled shrimp!!

Yes of course! I love grilled shrimp
__________________

__________________
mom244now is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cookie, corn syrup, oatmeal, oats, other

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.