But there are options that are still sweet, are still treats, and yet have a depth of flavour and texture that allows kids and their parents to enjoy a bit more oomph. Oatmeal cookies are a tried and true hit with the parents, and some kids, but as yummy and kid friendly as my Jammin' Oatmeal Cookies are, they are closer to the "crunchy granola" end of the spectrum and really appealed more to the older set I served them to. However, by turning the classic oatmeal cookie chewy and chocolatey, and studding it with chocolate chips, it became an all-ages event! Now, my mom's classic recipe (which I
The solution? The same philosophy as my Banana Brownies, only this time brown Brown Rice Krispies in the mix. I originally thought they'd just dissolve away to nothing (after all, they're basically air), but instead there was a delicate crispness that perfectly accented the double hit of chocolate. The hefty dose of oatmeal not only makes them filling and toothsome, but a great addition to Eating the Alphabet Challenge (M, N and O) on Meal Planning Magic.
Crispy Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
½ cup butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 ¼ cups flour
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup Brown Rice Krispies or your favourite crisp brown rice cereal
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugars, egg, honey, milk and vanilla.
- Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Fold in the oats, chocolate chips and cereal.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 11.0 mg
Sodium: 35.2 mg
Total Carbs: 13.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 1.4 g