Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies (healthier version)

I very much love oatmeal cookies. Somehow in my brain they seem healthier because of the oats. I love this recipe because it actually IS healthier. Instead of starting with a stick of butter and a pile of brown sugar, you use canola oil, milk and an egg white. The cinnamon is perfect, and I like to throw in some chocolate chips and pecans; raisins would also be delicious. I also like this recipe because it makes a small batch, one nice pan of 24. So when you're craving some cookies, whip up a quick pan of these and you won't have too much guilt or too many leftover. Enjoy!

Husband Rating: 4 1/2 stars

3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 egg white
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cups oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans

In a bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and oats. Stir in canola oil, egg white, milk and vanilla. Stir until completely mixed and no longer dry. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375* for 10 minutes.

Makes 24 cookies

Note: These cookies don't flatten very much when they cook, so I give them a little smoosh on top before popping them in the oven. It just makes them look prettier:)

I brought some to a summer party and I thought they needed a little pizzaz if they were going to sit next to some brownies on the table so I drizzled some chocolate on top. Husband loved them this way:)

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Kari said...

Well you have been busy! I haven't look at you blog forever and you have some great ideas on here. I am now a little more back into the blogging world so I can't wait to do some more fun crafts with you!

Bobbie said...

I have been talking through email with another fellow east idahoan :) Esbe Chic gave me your blog. I have been wanting to connect with other local bloggers :) If you would like to email me any time at boblyns at yahoo dot com I would love to "talk" with you :)

Also those cookies look delicious and I am hosting a 30 day food challenge on my blog that these would go perfectly with. Let me know if you are interested my blog is


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