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Oatmeal Cookie Snacks

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Hi there! I have a confession to make… I CAN’T STOP BAKING!! I think it’s the season… or the fact that I just love to bake period. For me, there’s something comforting and soothing about baking. I just love the way the house smells when somethings baking in the oven… So, I’m warning you… be ready for a ton of baking on the blog!

I never really need an excuse to eat a cookie! As much as I love to bake, I try to eat pretty healthy… “try” being the key word. I took an oatmeal cookie recipe and beefed it up with some healthy ingredients… that way, I can eat my cookie and still feel “healthy.” Hence the name “Oatmeal Cookie Snacks”

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These cookies are hearty, sweet, comforting, and rich enough to hold you over for a couple of hours… if you eat one 🙂 If you eat more than one, I can’t guarantee you ever feel hungry again…

OK, maybe you will feel hungry again… in like, 6 hours…

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Recipe:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter – room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small apple, peeled and chopped
  • ½ raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 3 cups old fashioned organic oats
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Stir together dry ingredients (flour, salt, ground flax seed, baking soda and spices).
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars. Add in honey, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in dry mixture and beat together. Stir in oats, applesauce, fruit and nuts.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheet.
  • Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees or until edges are browned.
  • Let set, then transfer to cooling rack.

12 Responses

  1. Elina said on November 12, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Ooh, I think I need a cookie that will hold my hunger for 6 hours. That would be a first 😉 What’s the consistency of these? Cakey, crunchy? chewy? Thanks 🙂

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on November 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Elina! The cookies are chewy w/ a little crunch on the outside… that’s how I like them!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said on November 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I can’t stop baking either! Someone please come help!! 🙂

  3. sophia said on November 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Lol, is that a bad thing? I’ll tell you how to stop baking: live in a college dorm! I used to have that addiction too, but now I haven’t baked in months!

  4. Elisabeth said on November 13, 2009 at 2:51 am

    How many servings is this?

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on November 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Elisabeth! I made some big cookies, so my batch made about 18 cookies 🙂

  5. Lara (Thinspired) said on November 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

    These look truly tasty! It’s making me want to bake, too!

  6. Lu said on November 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Oh, the deliciousness! That looks so good. I’ve been in a baking mood too. It has to be the season.

  7. Kristen @ Simply Savor said on November 13, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    omg these sound amazing!! my aunt has 2 daughters and she’s always looking for healthy “snacks” that theyll like so i just forwarded this to her! getting bitten by the baking bug can be dangerous, but not if youre making delicious, healthy treats like these! 🙂 have a great weekend!

  8. Leah @ Simply fabulous said on November 15, 2009 at 4:50 am

    I just found your blog and I love it!! I’ve read thru some of your latest posts and that mac ‘n cheese looks amazing!! I want to make it this week!

  9. Marissa said on November 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are my ABSOLUTE favorite!!

  10. Holly said on November 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    i am LOVING these – the idea of apple in there is genius!