I’m always in the mood to eat cookies but I don’t always feel like making them. Part of the problem is that whenever I do make them I end up eating more than I should. This recipe is really easy and fairly healthy as far as cookies go…..(brown sugar instead of white, oats and only 1 egg) so I couldn’t wait to make them. They’re quick and delicious and I just added coconut flakes. You can double the recipe but if you want to ensure you don’t eat too many, maybe it’s a good idea to stick to the original.
Brown Sugar Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. fine sea salt
½ cup unsalted butter, either at room temperature or slightly chilled
1 tsp. vanilla
½ quick oats
1 cup milk chocolate chips
unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
Preheat oven to 325F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment then spray baking sheets lightly with oil.
Stir flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture until combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Spoon 2 Tbsp. portions of dough, 3 in. apart, onto prepared sheets. Flatten them slightly using your fingers.
Bake in centre of oven until edges are golden but centres are soft, 12-15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. Pour yourself a glass of milk!
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week. But let’s face it – they’ll only last one or two days at most.
Makes 12-16 cookies.
If you really need to know they’re about 200 calories per cookie.
Below are links to some other cookie recipes I’ve made and posted before (all equally delicious):