Packed oatmeal cookies

by Khushboo on January 15, 2011

When I got out of bed this morning, I decided that today was going to involve some baking.  To be honest:

  • I’m sick at home…which means bed rest…which means boredom…catch my drift?
  • I had a bar of Ghiradelli dark chocolate in the fridge that was screaming to be made into chocolate chips
  • How else will I be able to enjoy some cookie dough??
  • Unlike cakes, I don’t have to wait for an eternity ages until they’re ready 😆
  • When do you ever need an excuse to bake cookies???

Despite this being a ‘healthy’ blog, these cookies contain butter…and sugar…and white flour…and chocolate chips

Buttttt…

They also contain

  • Oats: cholesterol-lowering
  • Walnuts: omega 3’s
  • Raisins: contain phenols which prevent oxygen-based damage to cells in the body

Okay, okay the ‘redeeming’ list above was a joke.  But in all seriousness, I wouldn’t say these cookies are ‘unhealthy’.  Being home-made and containing whole, real ingredients, these are far healthier than any low-calorie biscuit you’ll purchase at the supermarket.  And anyways, isn’t that what healthy is all about… eating nutritiously 80% of time so that you can enjoy treats during the remaining 20% of time??  Just try and resist the urge to eat the whole batch! 😉

I called these cookies ‘Packed Oatmeal Cookies’…because each bite packed with pure deliciousness. 

Packed Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup (140g) Oats
  • ¾ cup (94g) All-purpose flour
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 1 stick (100g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tspn salt
  • ½ tspn baking soda
  • ½ cup (75g) dark chocolate chips (or 75g dark chocolate chopped up)
  • 1/3 cup (50g) raisins
  • 1/3 cup (33g) walnuts

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts and put aside.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add an egg & vanilla essence and stir together well.  Mix in the dry ingredients and keep stirring until they all seem nicely acquainted.
  • Scoop out tablespoons of dough onto a baking tray and flatten out.  Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. 

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Palan January 15, 2011 at 11:51 am

Do you deliver??

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KK January 16, 2011 at 8:47 am

she sure does….and they were amazing!!! 🙂

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Anand January 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

I’d like a dozen.

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Jennifer May 22, 2017 at 11:53 pm

I made these tonight… they are awesome. Mine doesn’t look like your picture, however. Ha. But still delicious. Even my kids and husband love them. I did use coconut oil, whey “sugar”, and I added chopped pecans. Thanks for the great recipe. Infinity Jars keep them fresh for ages and I can have it whenever I feel like having one. https://infinityjars.com/collections/screw-top-jars

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Khushboo May 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

Thanks for letting me know Jennifer and I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

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