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Heather's Healthy Oatmeal Surprises Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Heather's Healthy Oatmeal Surprises

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"These oatmeal cookies are better for you than the average cookie. Whole wheat flour, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and nutmeg also give them more flavor. If you like oatmeal cookies, I urge you to try these!!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and egg one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Then stir in the quick oats, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2005

These cookies are great. They will stay soft for quite a while (although they rarely last longer than a couple of days at my house!) The last time I made them I ran out of sugar and only ended up using about 1/2 of what was called for - they still turned out great! New additions 7/12/05: I have made these cookies at least 20 times now - I ALWAYS get asked for the recipe. I have adapted the recipe to make it even healthier...I substitute applesauce for 1/2 cup butter (only use 1/4 c. butter) and for the butter I do use, it's blue bonnet light - if you do this I suggest creaming the sugars with the butter and then adding the applesauce, rather than trying to cream them all at once; I also forgot to put in all the eggs one time and they still turned out great, so now I use just the two egg whites and omit the 1 egg. I have also tried this with egg substitute and it's great. I use between 1/2 and 2/3 the amount of sugar called for and it is still plenty sweet. I have also made these into ice cream sandwiches - freeze cookies for ~15-20 minutes after cooked, then put a scoop of ice cream between the bottoms of 2 cookies. Roll in peanut butter chips and chocolate chips, wrap in saran wrap, and refreeze - yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2006

There's no question these cookies taste good - but 'Healthy'?? You must be joking!! 144 calories per cookie's worth of butter, sugar, eggs, peanut butter and chocolate is 'healthy'?

Jan 05, 2012

This is not a healthy recipe but is definitely easy to turn it into one. I use raisins instead of all that chocolate and it is still delicious. Also there is no need for white sugar, might as well stick only to brown since it is much healthier. Also, with the sweetness of raisins there is really no need for so much sugar. So with a simple switch to raisins and a decrease of all that sugar down to just one cup of brown sugar, you still have (guaranteed delicious and still very sweet) cookies that you can snack on with relatively no guilt! If you really care about your health or really enjoy a frequent snack I would also change white flour to whole grain flour. Taste stays the same while guilt is relatively GONE!

Jul 02, 2005

wow...this recipes is awesome! of course i love to play with recipes so i did just that...i used 1/2 sunflower butter (you could probably use peanut butter) and 1/2 smart balance for the butter (which, in a way, makes it even healthier) and also used a little less sugar...oh and forget the chocolate and PB chips...i used raisins and cranberries...and added some almonds...yum! it turned out great and i'll definetly use it again!

Jan 08, 2005

These will be a permanent addition to the cookie file. I used only one stick of butter and added 1/2 cup of homemade applesauce with cinnamon to the recipe. All whole wheat flour and chocolate and peanut butter chips added just enough sweetness. They stayed soft for the five days they were in the cookie jar...makes a large recipe.

Apr 01, 2004

SO delicious! Used white chips, dried cranberries, and toasted pecans- instead of the other chips! They have an awesome flavor and a great texture- will def make again!!!!

Jun 05, 2005

These cookies tasted great, but maybe I didn't leave them in the oven long enough, because they weren't as crispy as I would've liked. Also, these cookies don't spread much, so flatten them before putting them in the oven. I made mine small and ended up with about 4 dozen. The dough can become very sticky and unworkable, so stick it into the fridge between batches. Some changes I made: I added in 1/2 tsp of cloves and cut down the white sugar to 1/4 cup. I also put in 1c raisins, 3/4c walnuts, and 1/2c pecans instead of the chips. Next time, I think I'll add even more nuts.

Sep 15, 2008

Oatmeal/peanut butter/choc chip all rolled into one...who could ask for more?!!! Fantastic cookies! I took some other advice and replaced 1/2 cup of butter with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce and decided to omit the white sugar all together, so only using the 1 cup of brown called for. I personally found these to be perfect this way, and even healthier to boot. Love the texture of these, a softer type cookie, but nice and dense due to all the oats. Will definitely keep these as a regular and all 3 of my boys loved them too!


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  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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