Come to the Dark side, we have Cookies

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Last week I made some Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, I haven’t made them in forever. Heck I haven’t done any baking on forever, between trying to keep up with Hazel and returning to work I just haven’t had time or the energy. Needless to say I was feeling slightly energetic last weekend, even with Evan working all weekend so I whipped up a batch.

Now I am all for eating healthy and adapting recipes to make them healthier but there are some things you just don’t mess with especially Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am not going to swap out the butter for apple sauce or the sugar for honey. Enjoying everything in moderation is the key, the majority of these health crazes never existed when our parents or grandparents were growing up and most of the ones I know are living long healthy lives. However I did mess with the recipe, I added two small ingredients, not to replace anything but to add a bit more texture and of course some extra nutrients. Here is the recipe, you can see me substitutions / additions below:

Oatmeal Chip Cookies

as seen in Company’s Coming Cookie Jar Classics

Hard margarine (or butter), softened 1 cup 250 mL
Brown sugar, packed 2 cups 500 mL
Large eggs 2 2
Vanilla extract 1 tsp. 5 mL
All-purpose flour 2 cups 500 mL
Baking powder 1 tsp. 5 mL
Baking soda 1/2 tsp. 2 mL
Quick-cooking rolled oats 2 cups 500 mL
Semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups 500 mL
Medium unsweetened coconut 3/4 cup 175 mL
Cream margarine and brown sugar in large bowl. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Beat until smooth.Combine next 3 ingredients in small bowl. Add to margarine mixture in 2 additions, mixing well after each addition until no dry flour remains.Add remaining 3 ingredients. Mix well. Drop, using 2 tbsp. (30 mL) for each, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes until golden. Let stand on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheets and place on wire racks to cool. Makes about 60 cookies.

Now I didn’t add the coconut, as my husband isn’t a huge fan. Instead I added the following:

1/4 cup Chia Seeds

1/4 cup Hemp Hearts

By adding these two items to the recipe it didn’t change the structure of the cookies or the cooking time. Simply added a few extra nutritional elements to the cookies. You might remember that I add these two super foods to my oatmeal as well. If you missed that recipe click here for the details.

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How cute is this sign from Urban Barn? I think I need it for my kitchen 🙂

Xo. Andria


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