For the past two days I was attempting a juice cleanse, and it was pretty miserable. After 2 days I packed it in and really wanted to bake something delicious without being terribly unhealthy. My little reward for trying! Alas, I turned to the ever faithful and tasty oatmeal cookie! (I like to drop them instead of flatten them to keep the oaty texture. I like the way they look and taste so much better.) I mean, I couldn’t go right for the Sinful Brownies after trying to be on a healthy cleanse… could I?
So, what you will need…
- 4 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
- 3/4 C. of Butter
- 1 1/3 C. Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 5 Tbs Water
- 1 Tbs Vanilla
- 1 C. all-purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
- 1 C. Chocolate Chips or Raisins, or both!
Here was my process…
First I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and greased two cookie sheets.
Next I blended the butter and sugar until it was light and fluffy. I beat in the egg, water and vanilla until the mixture was smooth. In a separate bowl I mixed the Oats, flour (sifted), salt and baking soda. Then I slowly added the dry mixture to the creamed mixture, and mixed until all the ingredients were thoroughly combined.I took half of the dough and put semisweet Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa chocolate chips in it, and the other half I added raisins.
Then I dropped spoon fulls of dough onto greased cookie sheets and let back for 18-20 minutes.
These are really tasty cookies and you don’t really feel guilty eating them. They are still a cookie, but they have a healthier attitude about them!