Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Twenty years ago, my brother and I went to Centre Island to watch the Toronto Airshow.  In our typical sisterly-brotherly way, I brought healthy snacks and he brought the "junk".  When I finally caved in to my sweet tooth and grabbed one of his cookies, I was surprised at how good they were.  "Yeah," twenty year old Greg smiled proudly, "and I made them myself."

That cookie recipe has become a fixture in my house.  This spring, though, it has been challenged by a healthier version, also given to me by my brother who found it a www.halfbakedharvest.com.   These cookies use canola oil instead of butter/margarine and can be crumply.  Be warned: they won't last long.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup canola oil (I used a bit more so that the batter wasn't quite so dry.)
2 eggs
                                           2 tsp. vanilla
                                           1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cookie sheets with Pam.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until well-combined.  The dough will be crumbly.  Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Using hands, clump dough together into a balls and place on cookie sheets.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set and golden.  Cool about 5 minutes.

Happy Baking!

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