Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies

We have turned a potty training corner!!! I kept telling the boy that if he pooped on the potty we could make cookies as a reward. Wednesday night he did it!! Of course, it was right before bedtime so I told him that Thursday morning we'd make cookies. I wanted to make something somewhat healthy, so I looked on the Cooking Light website. I gave the boy a couple options and he chose Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (we left out the pecans).

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 5 1/2 ounces)
1 cup regular oats
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate minichips

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk; set aside.

Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg; beat until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Stir in pecans and minichips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.

Yield: 3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

CALORIES 81 (33% from fat); FAT 3g (sat 1.4g,mono 1g,poly 0.3g); IRON 0.5mg; CHOLESTEROL 10mg; CALCIUM 12mg; CARBOHYDRATE 12.9g; SODIUM 76mg; PROTEIN 1.1g; FIBER 0.5g

Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2007


I was not impressed with these. The dough was really dry and crumbly, so they didn't hold together when I put them on the cookie sheet. The cookies came out really hard, too. I didn't even finish making all of them. They were okay right when they came out of the oven but after sitting for awhile they weren't very good. The boy liked them well enough, so at least he felt rewarded. These aren't cookies I would make again.

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