4.29.2011

Healthy Devilish Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is Liz's Healthy Devilish Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies made from scratch!  Everyone loves these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and you'll see why!
 

 Believe it or not, this is a weight watcher cookie with just a few more points added....okay, maybe more than just a few more points!  It's a moist cookie made with all the fine ingredients the recipe calls for, but with more chocolate added on top, which is why Liz calls these devilish cookies!

She bakes dozens at a time and freezes them in trays, so she can bring them whenever she visits friends.  Everyone raves how delicious, and just can't get enough of them!   To say the least, they are very addicting!  So make sure that when you eat these,  have someone nearby to stop you.  Because, you CAN'T just have two!  This is by far our favorite cookie recipe!  You must try these.....

Here's a Tip:   This recipe calls for pecan nuts, but you may substitute any kind of nut you prefer....or leave them out completely. Either way they taste just as great!  Enjoy! 


Liz's Healthy Devilish Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
 
  • 1+1/4 cup of rolled oats (I use the Quakers instant version)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. table salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg,  beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips - for mixture
  • 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips melted - to drizzle on top




Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using a large wooden spoon and  a large mixing bowl.
Mix well together the oats, sugar, baking powder, pecans and salt.

Add butter, egg and vanilla to the Oats Mixture:  mix well.
Add 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to mixture, mix well.
Drop teaspoons of batter onto prepared cookie sheets.
About 2 " apart.
Bake cookies until edges turn golden, about 8-15 minutes, depending on oven.  Do not over bake.
Let cookies cool before removing to rack.

In a double boiler.  Melt 1/2 cup of Semi-Sweet chocolate chips.
Using a fork... drizzle melted chocolate on top of each cookie.  Wait for cooling.  Chocolate takes about 10-15 minutes before hardening.  Enjoy!

Yields 3 dozen.







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2 comments:

  1. Ooh, yum! And I love the idea to freeze them take them out as needed - keep me from eating all in one sitting. :)

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  2. Dear G and H,
    Thank you for your comment. Trust me, when you bake these, your family and friends will go crazy! They're ALWAYS a hit. I think people invite me over, just so I can bring my cookies! LOL...kidding
    Enjoy and let us know how they turn out!
    Liz

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