I don’t bake often and after making these cookies, I now know why.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy it…I do!
It’s not that I’m not good at it…well, that’s debatable.
It’s just that I can’t stop eating it…ingredients, batter, finished product and all.
I made these cookies for Dan when he was feeling a little under the weather. I wanted a cookie that was yummy, but also a little healthy. Per usual, I hopped on Pinterest and started pinning several options. Eventually I found a recipe that would work and I could just adapt it to make healthier.
Blueberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will need:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature (I used smart balance, olive oil, butter)
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons ground flax
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup white chocolate chips
1.) Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat it with cooking spray.
2.) In a large bowl, whip butter, brown sugar, egg and maple syrup.
3.) In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and flax.
4.) Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until combined.
5.) Fold in the rolled oats and blueberries.
6.) Stir that well and then add the chocolate chips and combine them into the mixture.
7.) Scoop small dough balls onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
I think when all was said and done the batter made 20 cookies and Dan somehow only ended up with 6 or 7. I ate some, my sister had a few, I brought a few to the girls at work, etc. They were so yummy and I calculated them to have about 140 calories per cookie. The whole wheat flour, light brown sugar, oats and flax make them a tad bit better than your typical cookie, so I didn’t feel as guilty eating them, until I was on my 5th cookie….