Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Drops
We often hear about how eating healthy doesn’t taste good. That is an absolute myth. There are SO many healthy food options and dishes that taste amazing. When we try new healthy recipes out that taste great, then we have to share them! This is particularly true for dessert recipes. We came across this cookie recipe in 400 Healthy Recipes that is definitely a keeper!
There’s not much else to say other than because the recipe calls for putting the oats in a food processor you get the best of both worlds. A cookie that has the sweet taste of an oatmeal cookie but that has the dough consistency of a regular chocolate chip cookie.
1 cup quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease a large cookie sheet.
- Place oats in blender or food processor with knife blade attached and pulse until finely ground. Transfer oats to medium bowl; stir in flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar with butter until creamy. At low speed, beat in egg and vanilla (mixture may look curdled). Add flour mixture and beat until just blended, occasionally scrapping down bowl with rubber spatula. With spoon, stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, 1 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheet. Bake cookies until lightly browned around the edges, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in a tightly covered container up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts, each cookie: Approximately 120 calories, 2g protein, 16g Carbohydrate, 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 1g fiber, 9mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium