The other day I came across a container of infant oatmeal cereal. Knowing all of the nutrients that are packed into that cannister, I couldn’t bear to get rid of it. Sure, my youngest is 2 1/2, but we can all use some extra nutrients sometimes, especially when it comes to treats!
I checked out some recipes that I had laying around from Happy Family and came across one for Oatmeal Cookies. I figured I’d add a few mini chocolate chips to them and call them an extra special dessert (with TONS of nutrition hidden within -mwahahaha). I quickly whipped up a batch of cookies and H grabbed one right away to try! Success!
Little did I know I’d be snacking on them (and not feeling at all guilty) the next morning. I gotta say, they taste SO much better and incredibly delicious the next day. I wonder if there is something about letting the oatmeal sit overnight. Either way, I think next time I will make them into either muffins or shape them into bars and make breakfast bars. I am so infatuated with this recipe and concept!
Enough about it, thanks to Happy Family, I am able to re-publish the recipe with permission! So here it is. Note that the one change I made was I added mini-chocolate chips. 😉
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 container hbellies Oatmeal Cereal
8 oz. unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, hb Oatmeal, and cinnamon. In a mixing bowl combine cup water, applesauce, vanilla and eggs and then mix well and pour on top of the dry mixture. Add the butter then with a mixer combine all ingredients until moist. On a baking pan, spoon out oatmeal cookie dough and make into balls. After you have placed 12 balls on the cookie sheet, press each one down. Cook at 350 degrees for 13 minutes until done.
**Recipe makes a TON. I don’t know how many and even if I told you it would be different for you. My husband makes GIGANTIC chocolate chip cookies. Mine are a much more reasonable size. What size do you make your cookies?
**Disclosure: I am a Happy Blogger and because of that I sometimes receive products from Happy Family to review. This post was initiated by me because of my curiousity to try a cookie with oatmeal in it. All opinions are my own!