Thursday, January 6, 2011

Healthier Chocolate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


I made these terrific little cookies. And shhh! They don't use any butter, margarine, oil or shortening. I thought there was a problem with the recipe, but I made them anyway. And.... they are fabulous! They were a little different to work with, but they are just awesome! And so GOOD FOR YOU!

HEALTHIER CHOCOLATE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

2/3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar (white sugar is fine here as well)
1 cup oats (I used quick oats, but old fashioned is fine too)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup corn syrup (I might try honey here)
1/8 cup chocolate chips (dark is the best for you, but I had milk chocolate)

Mix together the flour, sugar, oats, cocoa and baking powder. Stir well to combine.

Mix together the egg, vanilla, syrup and stir to mix. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix well. It will be very dry and crumbly. Just stir and stir with a sturdy spoon -like a wooden spoon.

Add in chocolate chips - or press them into the top of the cookie after you pat them on the cookie sheet.

Scoop out into balls (like a golf ball) and then place on sprayed cookie sheet.

Flatten down a little with your hand. Like little fat cookies.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cool 2-4 minutes and remove from cookie sheet.

Makes a very small recipe. Like about 18 cookies.

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