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December 17th, 2010

Oat Chip Cookies

I found this recipe in one of my healthy cookbooks, amended it and have used it with great success.

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We combine dry ingredients to make “ready-mixes” for year round use,

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then I change a few items during the holidays to make them even more festive & yummy.

Oat Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 C whole white wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powderOat Chip Cookies - Ingredients 300x200 - Oat Chip Cookies
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 1/2 C light olive oil
  • 1/2 C ripe banana, well mashed
  • 1 1/2 C evaporated cane juice crystals or sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (optional-makes cookies less crumbly and flatter)
  • 2 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C raisins
  • 1 C pecans, chopped
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • During the holidays substitute dried cranberries, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips for the last 3 ingredients. Dough can be refrigerated for several days or frozen to have on hand for quick batches.

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine first four dry ingredients.

2. In a large glass measuring cup (or bowl) combine wet ingredients & sugar: mashed banana, melted butter, oil, vanilla extract, eggs and mix well.

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3.  Add wet ingredients to dry ones. Mix well.

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4. Combine last four ingredients in a different container and toss together making sure raisins (or cranberries) are separated.

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Then combine with main dough and mix well. This takes a some effort and the dough will seem a bit dry.

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5. Preheat oven to 375° F.

6. Grease baking pan, or use parchment paper for best results. Pack dough with fingers into a tablespoon or small scoop (I usually use a Pampered Chef cookie scoop, small size to make a greater quantity),

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and place balls 2 inches apart, flattening them slightly.

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You don’t need eggs, but dough is more crumbly

7. Bake cookies on upper or middle rack for 9-10 minutes or until lightly brown. They brown fast, so keep a good eye on them.

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8. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on pan before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

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During the holidays, I make a double batch of these cookies and put them on small gift plates with my maple roasted nuts or in occasional big baskets.Oat Chip Cookies - Screen shot 2016 06 20 at 12 - Oat Chip Cookies

Going caroling and giving healthy treats to our neighbors and dear friends is a beloved tradition for our family. These activities are the foundation of warm memories and happy days for each of us.

Hope you too have a wonderful, healthy holiday season!

 

 

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