Monday, March 3, 2014

Oatmeal + Dark Chocolate Chips (Muffin Like) Cookies

An update on a favorite cookie - or maybe just a new favorite cookie.


A while back I shared with you my all time favorite cookie.  A delicious homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Well, Sweet Girl and I had a craving and made them again last week with one little change.  The original recipe calls for 1 cup of vegetable shortening.  We didn't have any in the house and I really had no desire to use vegetable shortening anyway.  We decided to replace the shortening with applesauce in the recipe, we had done it before and it worked out great so why not try it here?  

The result was an amazing cookie! Actually, they were more of a muffin like cookie.  By that I mean they were so fluffy on the inside- here can you see what I mean in this picture?


They actually tasted very similar to a breakfast cookie.  I probably would have let the kids eat them for breakfast if they didn't have 2 cups of sugar in them (but now that I think about it - that is 2 cups in about 40 cookies so maybe next time we can alter them a little more and have them for breakfast.)

We made these with jumbo semi-sweet chocolate chips and they melted so perfectly inside these muffin like cookies.  These are now our new favorite homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and will be made quite often in this house .... like maybe again this week...enjoy!!!

recipe adapted from Great Value
Ingredients:
1 cup applesauce
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups whole grain old fashioned oats
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl blend the applesauce with the sugars - be sure to add the sugar a little at a time.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla and beat well.  Stir in the oats and the chocolate chips.  Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls on to an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.  



Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.  Finish cooling cookies on a wire rack.



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6 comments:

  1. These cookie look so good! I LOVE dark chocolate! Also love that they are muffin like.

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  2. These would be the perfect breakfast cookies, especially if you took the sugar down a notch a little! I love the fun dark chocolate bits.

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  3. These look wonderful, and I agree, perfect as a breakfast cookie! I could go for one right now. =)

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  4. Cool! I like the sound of a muffin like cookie, and also love the fact that they're fat reduced.

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  5. These look amazing Danielle, I'm a huge fan of oatmeal+choc chip cookies!

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  6. I think any cookie that I can eat for breakfast sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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