Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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“Cookies for breakfast, really mom? You never let us do that!” Those are the words of an extremely excited 5-year-old, however, she did tell me that she definitely like cookies from the store better but these were okay too.  By the way, she didn’t have a problem eating these cookies I made from scratch.  I think she ate four little cookies right out of the oven!  So I would say that she liked them and I think the rest of the family did too because they did not last long.  Or maybe since all the Cadbury eggs were finally gone in the house this was our only sweet treat, haha! Thank goodness those darn Cadbury eggs are finally gone!

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Yes, they are not as sweet as a regular homemade or store bought cookie but I am not going to lie, they are still super delicious, especially with a cup of coffee or big glass of milk! It was good thing I ran the day I made these cookie Smile! I am a sucker for hot-out-of-the-oven cookies!  They are a small(as my husband joked) but that means you can have more, right?

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Ok, just a couple cookies really satisfies a mid-afternoon snack craving!

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I made quite a few substitutions this recipe to lighten them up a bit, so you really can have cookies for breakfast. These little guys are super tasty any time of day!

I cut the sugar down to half and doubled the seasoning – vanilla and also added cinnamon.  I also cut the fat in half and added some applesauce to add a nice texture.

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Some chopped nuts would be wonderful too!

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce

1/2 cup ground golden flaxseed

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups quick oats

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preparation

In a mixer, cream butter, applesauce and flaxseed. Add brown sugar and white sugar gradually until well-combined. Beat in eggs and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Add to creamed mixture. Finally add oats and chocolate and combine. Drop from spoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition facts: 56 calories; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1.5 g fat; 1 g protein

 

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