Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Two Ways

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

While I am admittedly not the best baker, there is one dessert I make better than the rest. My oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Below I am including the two recipes I use. One is more traditional, a modified version of a classic recipe. The other is an undeniably healthy option. Both, I promise, are delicious.

Betty Crocker’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (modified)

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips

  • Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • 2 Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Modifications: 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla instead of one, old fashioned oats in replacement of quick cooking oats as it makes for a chewier cookie, milk chocolate chips instead of semi sweet, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Feel free to sprinkle more cinnamon on top as well!

Healthier Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 1/2 pure vanilla extrace
1 teaspoon cinnmon
1 egg
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

  • Mix brown sugar, butter, and yogurt. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and egg. Beat together. Last stir in oats, flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips.
  • Scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet with a spoon. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 30 cookies
Calories per cookie: 115

Whip up a batch for your loved ones or be the hero of the next office party by bringing in a fresh plate of these cookies! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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