Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WFMW-Apple Oatmeal "Cookies"

What makes a cookie a cookie? defines it like this: a small cake made from stiff, sweet dough rolled and sliced or dropped by spoonfuls on a large, flat pan (cookie sheet) and baked.

According to that definition, then the following is a cookie. But it's semi-healthy (if you ignore the first ingredient) and more like a fragile lump than a stiff cookie. Everyone who tried these, liked them. But not everyone thought they met the definition of a "cookie." (I guess they didn't go to!!)

Here are the ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup stone ground whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 apple, cored and chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, honey, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a smaller bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda and cinnamon; stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Add oats and apple and mix to combine. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Mine didn't make 4 dozen. Maybe because the batter was too good. Or maybe because my 4 year old was my "helper."
Not bad for all by herself:

Whether or not these cookies meet the cookie definition, they were a hit and that works for me. Click on icon above for more WFMW tips!


fblife said...

these sound great!

Jen said...

I love new recipes... and a healthy one at that! Awesome!