Saturday, December 20, 2008

Choco Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - A Low Iodine Christmas

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'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 ^_^


Susan from Food Blogga said...

You are so sweet to create a low iodine cookie for sous chef. And thank you for sharing them with me as well. They look wonderful! ps-Love the pic of your face in the Christmas ball ornament. :)

daphne said...

ooo.. u reminded me abt the event! I hv to post mine soon!

Sharon said...

For your first holiday cookies you did a pretty fantastic job. You have me drooling! :)

Beachlover said...

yes,you're really thoughtful..great baking!!

Lidia Sianturi said...

manis bgt ga Rit? aku ga seneng sing terlalu manis soale...
btw, today i got a used cup from local coffee shop here which is so wintery..will take a pic of it and share it with you...

Kalyn Denny said...

I think your cookies sound wonderful, and what a sweetie you are to find a low iodine cookie that would work!

Rita said...

I love the flavours of this cookie. Will try it for sure!
happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

u have a gr8 place...:) stopped by to say hi!

Elsye said...

iki pasti endanngggg..huhuhuhu jadi pengen ikutanbikin...:D

Sarah R said...

These look like the ones I made a while back... they're fantastic and butter free!! Great cookies.

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow spicy and yum cookies.