Monday, December 24, 2012

Santa Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa has gone healthy, wants to fit into his beach wear and look good too.  So this year we are going to help him along with a great Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Check this out.
About 45 cookies
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  • 2 cups rolled oats, (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chip


    1.Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

    2. Whisk oats, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until blended into a paste. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; continue beating until well combined; the mixture will still be a little grainy. Beat in egg, then egg white, then vanilla. Stir in the oat mixture with a wooden spoon until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. 

    3. With damp hands, roll 1 tablespoon of the batter into a ball, place it on a prepared baking sheet and flatten it until squat, but don’t let the sides crack. Continue with the remaining batter, spacing the flattened balls 2 inches apart.

    4. Bake the cookies until golden brown, about 16 minutes, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Let the pans cool for a few minutes before baking another batch.

    Per cookie: 102 calories; 5 g fat ( 2 g sat , 1 g mono ); 7 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 45 mg sodium; 53 mg potassium.
    Carbohydrate Servings: 1
    Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

    Enjoy a few yourself.  You know you deserve it!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Santa,
    Great cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing it. Now, I'm curious, is this how you got so jolly? Eating cookies? I'm going to test this recipe out for a two things: one, the taste factor and two, the jolly factor. I'll get back to you with my cookie research findings from this recipe! Thanks for keeping me off the naughty list!