02 January 2012

FHE Treat

Yes, I did start a Biggest Loser competition today and yes, I've been craving something sweet all day.  I've been thinking about how I can make a "healthy" cookie and here's what I came up with...oatmeal pumpkin chocolate chips.  Then, I found the recipe.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats, uncooked
1 teaspoon baking Soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease baking sheets. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate pieces. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until firm and lightly browned.

**I made smaller cookies and baked them for 12 minutes.  We like soft cookies at our dunkers.  

Oh and in an effort to be control our intake, I only made one batch and froze the rest of the dough.  I'm pretty sure we don't need 5 dozen of any kind of cookies sitting around.  I also realize that these cookies are not healthy, but hey...they do have a vegetable in them.