Friday, October 12, 2018

Foodie Fridays ~ Chynna's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My kids have been bugging me all week for cookies. Of course, they prefer Oreos, Girl Guide cookies and all of the other versions filled with additives and other crappy things you can't pronounce. Don't get me wrong, these things are okay for an occasional treat, but I much prefer they eat stuff I make myself. At least I know what's in them.

I'd like to think my version of the funtime foods are a bit more on the healthier side because I can sneak in seeds or different kinds of oil. Not only does it add to the flavor and texture, but it makes me feel a bit better giving them a little power boost of health.

Today, I'm going to share a recipe for my house-famous Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I don't even measure ingredients anymore. I've made these so often, I can eyeball everything. As always, this is just a base from which to create your own tasty version.

And on this super crappy, gray, cloudy and rainy day, they'll be so happy to have a little treat.

Have fun!


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Chynna's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup margarine (or your favorite buttery choice)
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour (I usually do 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat or choose your own flour according to your diet needs)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (or whatever flavored chips or nuts you prefer)
*I also add cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of a special Chai spice mixture too)

1) Cream the margarine/butter with the brown sugar.
2) Add eggs, making sure to beat them in well.
3) Add the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and any of the added spices suggested above.
4) Mix in rolled oats, then the chips or nuts.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350* for about 10 to 12 minutes. If you want them chewier, cook them closer to the 10 minute mark. My kids like them on the slightly crunchier side so they can dip them in milk.

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