Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies reminds me of Cookie Monster from Sesame street, my daughter used to watch these episode regularly as a kid. Remembered this cute quote by Cookie Monster “C is for Cookie and cookie is for me!”. Love the character.

This cookie is healthy and sweet. Very easy to make recipe, adapted from ruchiskitchen.com . Made it a few times using whole wheat flour with oats, kids love it absolutely.. Can add more mix-in like dates or nuts instead of raisins, but I love the taste with raisins and chocolate chips. To get a more grainer effect just add the oatmeal without grinding it coarsely.

OatmealCookie - bnpassion

Ingredients

wet ingredients
softened unsalted butter 4 tblsp
brown sugar 3/4 cup
applesauce/mashed banana 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1 tsp

dry ingredients
whole wheat flour 3/4 cup
all-purpose flour 1/4 cup
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp
salt a pinch

other ingredients
quick oats 1 1/2 cups (coarsely ground)
raisins 1/4 cup (soaked in water for 5 mins)
chocolate chip 1 per cookie optional

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
Shift all dry ingredients into a large bowl and set it aside.
note:
– if you are using applesauce, another 1/4 cup sugar can be added.
– can use 1 egg instead of 1/4 cup of applesauce or mashed banana

In a large bowl combine soften butter and brown sugar, whisk till they are well-blended and creamy.
Add vanilla essence and applesauce/mashed banana to the butter-sugar mixture.
Using a spatula scrape down the walls of the bowl.
Add raisins and oats to the mixture.
Mix well till everything comes together.
The mixture will look like a thick dough.
Slightly grease or line your baking tray before placing cookies over it.
Using an ice cream scoop, spoon out the mixture onto a baking sheet.
Press it down with a spoon shaping them like cookies and top it with a chocolate chip.
Bake the cookies for 9-10 mins till they are light brown in color, for soft chewy cookies..
note: bake extra 2-3 mins for a crunchy cookie
Let the cookie cool for 5 min on the baking tray so they get firm.
Then move them to cool down on a wire rack.
Enjoy them with a cup of milk or just the cookies..

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