"My family loves these oatmeal cookies, and with my made-over version, they are a great way to sneak extra fiber and grains into their diet! I reduce the sugar, add whole wheat, use rolled oats and add dates (for extra fiber!)" — MakeItHealthy
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packed brown sugar
whole wheat flour
diced, pitted dates
These are DELISH!!! I used 1/2 coconut oil, 1/2 unsweetened applesauce, and Stevia in place of sugar. I didn't use dates nor nuts----but some butterscotch chips I had left over. So yummy. I will make these again for sure.
These cookies were fabulous!! We used raisins instead of dates and did add some butterscotch chips. One word of caution....be sure to let the dough chill long enough. We formed the balls after only one hour of chilling and they got a bit sticky and gooey on our hands. We solved that my dipping our hands in flour before rolling each ball but chilling longer would have helped that. Can't wait to make them again and they are filling.
So here's what I did:
1) I added 1 cup of pecans to the mix
2) I did not chill the dough, just dropped it by teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet
3) Didn't press down the mounds of dough with a fork, just let them bake puffed up, and got a softer cookie
Everything worked out just great!
A perfectly dependable recipe, and I mean that in the nicest way! This recipe made a nice batch of great oatmeal cookies. Very sweet, especially with the dates, but the cookies turn out very nice so to alter the sugar, flour/ oat ingredients might change the integrity of the cookie. Love that it uses whole wheat flour. I used unsalted butter and am glad I did as the cookies are plenty salty. I will use this recipe again and play around with some of the other suggestions made by other reviewers. (coconut oil, flax seeds, etc.) to make them even 'healthier'.
soft and yummy even the next day!
I used "egg beaters" instead of the eggs. I also used "Smart Balance" 50/50 omega spread in place of butter. I used 1 c dark chocolate chips instead of the dates. And I didn't chill the dough, just dropped them by tablespoonful on the cookie sheet and didn't press them down. Baked them 8 minutes. They were absolutely great. Next time, I'll sub some of the butter for unsweetened applesauce, as others have suggested.
I couldn’t say what is “healthier” about this recipe given all the butter and sugar it has, but they are delicious, soft, and I’ve never made oatmeal cookies with dates it’s an amazing idea!
These cookies are fantastic! They are quite sweet - the butter, brown sugar and oats makes them taste similar to a crumble topping (great crumbled onto greek yogurt for dessert!). I would be interested in ways to reduce the sweetness (maybe replacing some of the sugar with apple sauce like the idea mentioned earlier) to make them a bit more savoury & healthy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 80
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