Healthy cookie recipe!

United States
September 30, 2008 3:30pm CST
I finally found it! Finally figured it out! For years I've wanted a healthy cookie recipe that's nice and munchy but not too sweet.. kind of a cross between a cracker and a cookie.. I finally realized I could make some variations on the basic oatmeal cookie recipe! I use one fourth the sugar, and half the oil (and omega-3 oil at that), and for flour I use whole wheat flour.. put on an oiled cookie sheet by teaspoon full, press down a bit, then bake them til brown and crunchy.. They're very good and I don';t have to feel guilty feeding them to my family.. for the sweet tooths in my household though, I use the full amount of brown sugar called for but leave out the white sugar, and they are plenty sweet.. Here's the recipe: Beat two eggs add 1/2 cup brown sugar (to a cup for sweeter) 1/2 cup (omega-3) oil a big dollop of vanilla mix and add: 1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda or powder, mix into the flour, add: 3 cups quick or old fashioned oats and, optional some chopped nuts or raisins mix all well and bake at 350 degrees until brown and crunchy.. for medium size about 20 minutes (if I'm remembering it correctly!) I also use this recipe (the sweeter version) for apple crisp topping.
5 responses
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
12 Oct 08
This sounds too good to be true...lol...just one question....we use a few drops of vanilla essence in recipes like this (here in Australia) you mention "a big dollop of vanilla mix". I understand what a dollop is but I'm unsure of what "vanilla mix" is. Please enlighten me.
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• United States
13 Oct 08
Hi Ms. Tickle! It's jsut vanilla flavoring.. or they real thing if you can afford it! Probably about a teaspoon..
• United States
22 Oct 08
I use the full amount of sugar when I make them for my family, but when I make some for me, I half the sugar and put in quite a bit more vanilla.. perhaps even two or three tablespoons..
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
24 Oct 08
This recipe looks so delicious. I just might make these cookies sometime. I'm getting hungry for them just reading this recipe.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
Thanks! I haven't made them for a couple of weeks.. think I'll make some tomorrow..
@Barbietre (1442)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I use nut flours and sweeten with stevia. Even healthier.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
I've heard of stevia before and want to get to a health store to find some.. or maybe find it online! My niece swears by it..
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
10 Oct 08
Hi friend,I am always looking for a good new healthy recipe and this one sounds good to me.Thanks for sharing with us.I will definitely love to try.Happy myLotting!
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@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
12 Oct 08
The recipe sounds delightful. I dididn't know we could post recipes here. I'm another one that always enjoys finding some new ones. Thanks Classy Cat
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Oct 08
yummy sounds good !
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