Since our recent health scare, I have been thinking about how to take the title of this blog “New Classic Recipe” seriously and to take some classic recipes and try to reduce the fats and sugars.
Dom likes a little something sweet after dinner but finding a cookie that is low in saturated fat is a very difficult proposition. Since I know that oats are a cholesterol scrubbing brush, I decided to start with the idea of a healthy fat oatmeal cookie. I combined the idea of peanut butter and oats to make a cookie. When I was finished combining all the ingredients, the cookie was a crumble so to speak. So to save the day, I put the dough on a small sheet pan and made cookie bars instead. They turned out pretty good. Give them a try.
- 2/3 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of golden raisins
- 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
- 6 tablespoon of light brown sugar
- 1 cup of chunky peanut butter
- In a medium bowl, toss the oats, spices, and baking soda together. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the peanut butter and brown sugar until combined. Pour in the dry ingredients and slowly mix until combined. Fold in the raisins and chocolate chips.
- Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper. Gently press the dough onto the sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Allow the sheet pan cookie to cool for 10 minutes and then cut into bars.
I hope the Cookie Monsters in your house enjoy their “a smidge healthier treat”.