Surprise your Valentine (or yourself) with these amazing, low calorie (about 61 calories) cookies! February is my favorite month with extra love, my Birthday and its compact, so I absolutely love to have some treats. Enjoy! xoxo
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter, salted
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. On prepared cookie sheet drop 1 level tablespoon of dough for each cookie, 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. After the cookies are done, let the cookies cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Because this recipe uses brown sugar, rather than white, it has a dob more calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. The whole wheat flour has more fiber 6.4 grams per 1/2 cup (white flour has just 1/3 grams). Whole wheat is lower on the glycemic scale 51 versos 71 for white. It also has some folate, and B-vitamins, that are destroyed in the process of making white flour. Oatmeal adds B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium to the mix, and has a detoxifying effect.