April 20, 2016

Healthy Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


Oatmeal Cookies. Just a mere mention of these bring back so many vivid childhood memories for most of us. A classic oatmeal cookie recipe has nothing more than flour, oats, butter, eggs, sugar, leavening agent and a mix-in like raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, dried berries etc. Wouldn't it be incredible if we could put a healthy spin to our beloved cookie recipe? How about whole wheat flour, rolled oats, healthy fat like coconut oil and honey (or agave). Since quite some time I was in look out for a fool-proof recipe and am happy to report today's version is exactly that. Many of my co-workers at office loved them when I took a batch yesterday and even my skeptic better-half gave a thumbs up! Excited with the cookie success and a sweet comment about my blog on Instagram by Anusha nudged me to come out of my slumberland and actually write about them. Enjoy!




Healthy Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Recipe Adapted from Amy's Healthy Baking

Makes: 15 cookies
Time: Under 1 hour (10 mins to Mix + 30 mins to Chill + 11 mins to Bake)


Attempt 1: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Originally posted on my Instagram account

Notes:

* I tried the recipe replacing same amount of raisins and they turned out equally good.

* The original recipe made use of instant oats and I used with rolled oats for a nuttier texture. No changes in the bake time was required.
* The original recipe used agave and I replaced it with honey. Amy says: Alternatively, 1/2 cup brown sugar + 5 tablespoons milk can be used as well.
* Store the cookies in an air tight container and they will stay good for a week (if they last that long, of course!).


Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut oil (or unsalted butter), melted
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preparation:

In Bowl 1, mix all dry ingredients - oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, chocolate chips and salt. Set aside.

In Bowl 2, whisk all wet ingredients - coconut oil, egg, honey and vanilla extract. Now, add dry mixture and give it a good stir until everything is incorporated. Chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 325°F, and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper/silicone baking mat.

Spoon a tablespoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the baking sheet around (for even baking) and then bake for 4-5 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Using a flat spatula, gently transfer on to a wire rack and let them cool before you pop a cookie in your mouth.

Please note the cookies will be soft once they come out of the oven. Don't worry. They will firm up once cooled. Don't be tempted to bake longer.

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Ending the post on a positive thought: 

Some important Ingredients For A Happy, Contented Life. Hope you all have a good rest of the week!



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