I have been making these cookies for almost 2 years now. The original recipe I had found online. Over the years I have played around with the ingredients and now I make these when I'm craving a delicious, but not loaded with calories, treat. Recently I have made them for my husband whenever I go to visit him, or send in a care package. They are really easy to ship, and they are nutritious too, and even sweeter.
Every time I end up with 45-50 cookies a batch and I am overwhelmed. I think, "How will I finish all of these." Please!! They are always gone before the week is up. I eat one in the morning, then I just grab one for a snack in the middle of the day, and then of course nibble on one while I make dinner. At that rate they disappear in a flash. Seriously, when you have one you can't stop. I might have to make a double batch next because this last time I gave more than half to my soldier, I left hardly any for myself. How silly of me, but someone half-way across the world was happy. :)
|Using a tablespoon measure helps make the cookies even in size. Make sure you use clean, dry hands to roll the dough (yes, it is required to get messy this time!)|
|Flatten the balls slightly before placing on the baking sheet.|
|I forget how good these cookies are every time I make them. My go-to recipe when I'm craving cookies! :)|
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened (Do not melt in microwave)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar substitute like Splenda)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (1/4 cup sugar substitute)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Beat butter and sugars in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Add to sugar mixture in gradually, do not add all at once.
- Mix in oats and chocolate chips with spatula. Using a heaping tablespoons, shape into balls and flatten slightly.
- Bake 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 40 cookies.
Nutrition: (per cookie) Calories 95; Fat 3g; Protein 1g; Cholesterol 11mg; Fiber 1g
*These stats are based on my use of Splenda Brown Sugar and regular Fine Granulated Sugar. Nutrition may vary based on your choice of ingredients.