Tuesday, May 14, 2013

(Somewhat Healthy) Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe was first created (here) as a healthier version of chocolate chip cookies. Now I have to ask...if a cookie is so tasty that you eat the entire batch in one day...should we not refer to it as healthy? These cookies are soft, chewy, and gooey. And not too bad for you!

Here is what you do!

Toast 3/4 cups rolled oats on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix dry ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oat bran (I added this but it wasn't in the original recipe)

In another bowl mix with an electric mixer:

1/4 cup olive oil
3 TB butter, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
3 TB egg substitute
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix in dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and toasted oats. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Don't ignore this part...I tried it first without cooling it and they didn't turn out nearly as gooey delicious!

Bake at 350 degrees on a parchment lined pan for 10 minutes.

Enjoy! Oh and try not to eat them all right away...

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