I normally don’t think of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Halloween but this recipe uses chocolate chips and raisins to decorate wholesome cookies to look like festive Jack O’ Lanterns. These would be great fun with little ones.
Here’s another cookie that’s perfect for the summer: Nutella No-Bake Cookies. Much like those school-cafeteria favorites from your childhood, these cookies call for oats and cocoa; but instead of peanut butter, you add Nutella. The recipe is just one of many featured in the new e-Cookbook, “Cookie Cravings.”
Instead of reaching for that tired old Banana Bread recipe the next time you have over-ripe bananas on the countertop, try these Chewy Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies from Carissa’s blog, at350degrees. These amazing little treats will satisfy your chocolate-chip craving and take care of those blackening bananas in one fell swoop of the KitchenAid.
Here’s a recipe for Oat and Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies developed to taste like those produced by the Great Harvest Bread Co. They’re a delicate balance between crispy and chewy, sweet and salty, buttery and chocolatey.
Get out some chocolate chips, peanut butter, gluten-free oats, vanilla, brown sugar and eggs and you’re almost in gluten-free dessert heaven. These Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are super-soft and chewy, and they won’t leave you feeling deprived. What’s more, they’re very easy to make.
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies are categorized as a “healthy” snack by The Dallas News because of their alternative ingredients. They rely on maple syrup instead of sugar and whole-wheat pastry flour rather than refined all-purpose flour. At first glance, they might not seem all that healthful. Sure, each cookie contains 3 grams of fiber but also has 220 calories and 12 grams of fat. To compare, three Oreo cookies contain 160 calories and 7 grams of fat, but only 1 gram of fiber.
Still, the Oatmeal Cookies contain almonds, which are packed with important B-complex vitamins and vitamin E, and rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids. What’s more, the dark chocolate chips have more healthful antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables, including prunes, blueberries and spinach.
So go ahead and call them healthy but don’t eat all 12 of them at once! They can be refrigerated for four to five days in an airtight container.
You don’t have to come from Down Under to appreciate the goodness of ANZAC Biscuits, but you might not be familiar with this Australian acronym or day of remembrance.
Let’s have just a bit of history before we get down to the business of these wholesome biscuits: ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) was a formation of soldiers who were grouped in Egypt before landing at Gallipoli in April 1915 during World War I. ANZAC also referred to any soldier who fought at Gallipoli; and later to any Australian or New Zealand soldier of the First World War.
ANZAC Biscuits are crunchy, coconut-oatmeal cookies created to give the troops a taste of home cooking and to fortify their limited diet with a nutritious snack that bolstered their spirits and energy. They now form a traditional, celebratory element of ANZAC Day — commemorated on April 25 in Australia, New Zealand, The Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands and Tonga — to honor all those who served and died in military operations for their country.
So bring a little of the Outback into your kitchen with a batch of these bikkies — they’re sure to be ace with your mob, particularly the ankle biters!
If you’re trying to cut down on refined flour or sugar, here’s a treat that fits the bill: Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies! The sweet potatoes provide natural sugars and whole wheat flour binds them together. For added flavor and texture, use dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips or nuts — or any combination that appeals to you.
Of course you should have a cookie for breakfast! Especially when it’s made with quinoa, pumpkin seeds and rolled oats. These Breakfast Cookies provide nutrients and fuel — and they’re studded with yummy dark chocolate chips. Their portability makes them an ideal healthy snack on the go too.