Guiltless Cookies

Guiltless Cookies

As  mentioned in previously blogs, I’m not a strong believer in the idea that a truly yummy dessert can ever be even remotely considered healthy.  I have however, come across one recipe which does fit this bill.  There should be no guilt associated with serving your loved ones these cookies – they are both easy to make and fairly healthy containing whole-wheat flour and oil instead of butter, plus all the low GI goodness of oats.

I used extra virgin olive oil instead of the vegetable oil recommended in the recipe.  There was a distinctive nutty flavour, however not an unpleasant one – quite reminiscent of walnuts.  Which in and of themselves would be a lovely addition to these cookies.  Next time I’m planning to try using a light olive oil which should have a much lighter tasting flavour.

This recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart – the true Domestic Goddess!

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=7907a5efd1f54110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&backto=true&backtourl=%2Fphotogallery%2Fafter-school-snacks#slide_8

Healthy Oat Cookies

  • 1/2 C Whole-Wheat Flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/3 C Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 C Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 C Rolled Oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/2 C Dried currants, raisins or chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 180C /350F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flours and baking powder; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture to bowl
  • Stir to combine; mix in oats and raisins/currants/chocolate chips.
  • Using two tablespoons of dough per cookie, roll into balls; place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
  • Cool 5 minutes on sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days (if they last that long – mine only lasted 1 day).

Enjoy!

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