I've never baked any Christmas cookie in my life.
Normally, my friends and I celebrate Christmas the Hong Kong style, which could be:
- Trying to get a reservation to Xmas-special-way-overpriced 5 star hotel buffet (with this economy? this option is out the door)
- Visiting your nearest hotpot joint/country side BBQ, for an all you can eat Christmas hotpot/BBQ
- Cheating your way through office Xmas party gift exchange (buy HK$5 slippers when you're supposed to buy something worth HK$100)
- Attending parties after parties fearing to get the title of "The Worst Gift of the Year"
So, these are my first Christmas cookies ever, and they gotta be low iodine, so that Sous "The Radiation" Chef will also be able to enjoy. Thus, no yolk, no milk, no butter. But they still gotta be made fantastic, no? Cos suffering from eating bad cookies isn't so Christmasy. It's just like turning up as the devil in Xmas parties...it's just wrong!
Choco Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup rolled oats (raw)
- 1/3 cups sugar
- a pinch of plain salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp pure cocoa powder
- nutmeg, cinnamon
- 1 egg white
- a bit of dark chocolate chunks (or you can omit this)
Preheat oven to 180C. Mix all dry ingredients, mix all wet ingredients separately, combine them, mix well, chill mixture for a couple of hours. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with non stick paper, leaving space. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
I'm sharing these cookies to Susan of Food Blogga's Eat Christmas Cookies event (hope it's not too late)...and to those who needs to go through radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid cancer, hope you'll enjoy these cookies. Happy holidays!
...and here's what happens in the office, when the bosses are away on Christmas holidays?
Wacky photo taking! Dear HRD, we assure you, this activity happened after 18:00 ^_^