Thursday, April 23, 2009

MSCE: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been trying to create something cool every day, and it hasn't been working too well. All of my creative attempts, except for cooking, have gone terribly wrong. I have a list of projects that I am working on--and it has just seemed that every time I go to finish a project, something happens--the baby refuses to sleep, I run out of hot glue, the fabric is the wrong size, the pattern is confusing, I pick up a book and can't put it down (Fablehaven this time--so good!). But cooking always works for me. In fact, I have tried a new recipe just about every day this month.

This healthy chocolate chip oatmeal cookie is the best recipe yet! So yummy. There is a lot of cinnamon in here, so it almost tastes like a crumb donut. I'm embarrassed to say how many batches of these cookies I've made this month!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. salt (can use 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. quick oats
3/4 c. dark chocolate chips
1/3 c. unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together applesauce, butter, and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into first mixture and mix well. Then stir in oats, followed by the chocolate and coconut. Place rounded tsp-full 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet (I always lightly grease mine, but you don't need to). Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on bottom. Enjoy!


Larissa said...

yum - did you ever try the one I posted on 805moms - is your recipe better? I will have to try it out!

Vone said...

Sounds yummy. I will have to try with my 3 year old.


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