Recipe by Secret Teenage Chef
These are easy to make! and healthy for you too (small amount of butter & sugar), but still so very sweet and wholesome. The cookies are chewy and go great with any other add-ins (raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc.) Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com
Top Review by oreobristol
I liked this recipe! To make them even healthier, I used ground flax seed instead of butter (my blender did a great job of grinding my flaxseed). To substitute, use 3 TBS of ground flaxseed for every TBS of butter. I also substituted 1/4 cup agave nectar for the honey and half the brown sugar (so just 1/4 cup total of agave nectar). So I omitted the honey, and only used 1/4 cup brown sugar. Agave nectar is lower on the glycemic index and does not affect blood sugar levels as much as sugar. It is also very sweet so you can use 1/2 the amount of sugar that a recipe calls for. Also added cinnamon as some suggested-loved the results! I am doing the points plus program for Weight Watchers and three of these cookies equals 4 points! Thanks for the recipe!
- 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose is good too)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats (aka oatmeal)
- chopped dates (optional) or figs (optional) or raisins (optional) or currants (optional) or chocolate chips (optional) or chopped nuts, etc (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray (just for convenience :]).
- Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and water thoroughly.
- Sift together the dry ingredients then stir in the oats. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix. Add any additional ingredients you've chosen.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.