Friday, February 3, 2012

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I am so excited to share this recipe with you! I told you I've been scouring the Internet for yummy, healthy snack foods for all of us trying to stick to a healthy diet! It seems that no one can make a cookie that is not either lacking in texture or taste when it's made somewhat healthy. Soooo I decided to make up my own recipe! I combined lots of things we love and voila! Cookies that don't taste like diet cookies! I have to tell you though; these are low-fat, but be careful because they taste good enough you could eat 6! Just look at that gooey chocolatey center! Enjoy :)

Makes 18 cookies with a 1.5" cookie dough scoop

1/4 cup Sun Crystals (all-natural sweetener w/ half the calories of sugar) or 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg white
2 tbsp apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. honey
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tsp. ground flax seed
1 cup mini chocolate chips

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cookie sheets with Olive oil cooking spray. In mixer, whisk the sugars, butter, egg white, applesauce, honey, and vanilla together until light and fluffy. In another large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir to blend.

*Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the batter is very well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

*Drop by level spoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto baking sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let them stand 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the pans to cool on wire racks.