I feel really good about giving my family these cookies. For a sweet treat there is nothing more satisfying and hearty than a healthier oatmeal cookie. Well, that’s my opinion anyway and I’m sticking to it 🙂
I adapted this recipe I found in a cookbook that was composed of employees at Replacements, Ltd. called Dozens of Dishes.
Oatmeal Cookies with mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup organic sugar
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea/kosher salt
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/8 cup raw honey
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (I use a 1/2 & 1/2 mixture of whole wheat and unbleached)
2 cups Irish Style oats
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350*. In a large mixing bowl or using a Mixmaster, beat butter on medium to high-speed for 30 seconds. Add sugars, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
Beat in egg, maple syrup and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer until hand mixing is necessary. If using a Mixmaster, this won’t be necessary until you add the oats, which comes next. Then add the chocolate chips. I prefer the mini chips because I( can do so much more with them, but you may use any type you like, or even fruit such as dried blueberries or raisins.
Using a 1-inch melon-baller, scoop and release balls of dough 2-inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Makes just over 3 dozen cookies.