I love to bake healthy-ish cookies and have been trying to perfect a good base recipe to get creative with. This recipe takes ingredients I always have on hand as a foundation and then deciding what to add is the fun part!
I did one batch with Chocolate Chips and the Vanilla extract and then next time with Chia seeds, Raisins, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Maple. You will see photos of both variations below, they each came out great! Next time I am going to try dried cherries and chocolate chips, sure to be a new favorite.
Basics (for about 12-15 cookies)
1 Cup of Sugar (dark brown sugar works best, but I often use the organic sugar I have around)
½ Cup of Earth Balance (or one stick of butter), melted
¾ Cup of Flour
1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
1 Cup Raisins or Chocolate Chips (or both)!
½ TBSP vanilla (optional)
½ Tsp cinnamon (optional)
¼ Cup Chia Seeds
½ TBSP of Maple Syrup
Optional Dash of Salt on each cookie (this is tasty on cookies w Chocolate Chips in them)
And any other combo you may think of!
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Next mix the Sugar and Butter in a large bowl.
Add the Egg and any spices or flavorings at this time.
Next stir in the flour, followed by Raisins or Chips, and then the Oats.
On an ungreased cookie sheet (I do spray with cooking oil), place mounds of the dough about an inch apart.
Flatten slightly with back of spoon and sprinkle each with salt now if you are using salt.
Bake for about 10 minutes at 350ºF until lightly browned on edges, the center may look a little undercooked still, but will harden as it cools.
Enjoy and let us know any new variations you may try!