It is no secret that my favorite cookies are Peanut Butter Cookies. What is not so widely known is my next favorite – nope, still not Chocolate Chip Cookies – it’s oatmeal! But not with raisins, or chocolate chips… I like my oatmeal cookies with dates!
But… for this baking project, I gave in to a (supposedly) win-win-win situation – win 1 for me – oatmeal, win 2 for the kid – chocolate chips, and win 3 for hubby – calorie reduced… so I went to my cookbook library and pulled out an old favorite cookbook –
(seriously, I have a collection of BHG cookbooks! I have at least 4 for cookies alone!)
and decided to use the recipe for Oatmeal Chippers…
with (as usual) some modifications.
To be honest, hubby and the kid were not impressed by the cookies. They said that the cookies were bland, with a particular texture that they did NOT find appealing.
I shared some with BFF, who shared some with her officemates, and according to them, they were delicious!
So I choose to believe BFF! hahahaha!
For the recipe –
I used a sugar-stevia baking mix (I found in the baking store), in place of the sugar. Actually, the instructions on the packet directed using only half of the baking mix in place of the whole sugar amount. I omitted the nuts (the kid and hubby prefer a no-nut cookie). I also halved the recipe!
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter compound
6 tablespoons sugar-stevia (sugar substitute mix)
(original is 3/4 cup brown and white sugar mix)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine flour and baking soda. Beat butter compound and sugar substitute together; add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in flour, in 2 additions. Fold in oats, then chocolate chips.
Using a 1-oz cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375*F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or so, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
The half recipe made around 30 cookies.
Next time I am going to try the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chip Cookies by Martha Stewart!