Apparently the world is going to end today (or tomorrow?). Now that would be interesting. I thought it was supposed to end in 2012? I guess there was a change of plans or something and today works out better.
I think this calls for one of my favorites. A good ‘ol healthy oatmeal cookie. I feel like I haven’t made one of the classics like this in a while. Plus, I know my Dad will
demolish enjoy these. Which always makes me feel accomplished.
Not only are these super-tasty, but they are fairly healthy for you, considering there is chocolate involved. What makes it healthier, is the applesauce. I know usign applesauce in chocolate chip cookies may freak some people out but I assure you, they don’t taste appley (new word?) at all. The applesauce simply makes them a little more tender without adding a million pounds of butter. (my math may be off a tad bit) These cookies have a texture that taste of hearty?I feel like hearty doesn’t work here to describe cookies, but I couldnt think of a better way to describe them.
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. applesauce
1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
3 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 to 1 c. chocolate chips (not optional)…if you feel the dying need and are crazy I suppose raisins could work, I’m warning you though, that will make me cry.
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F
- In a large bow, cream together the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then add vanilla. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda into the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, nuts and chocolate. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Hope to see ya tomorrow for another yummy recipe!