c is for cookie…

In the mood for oatmeal cookies? Not in the mood for using 1 1/2 sticks of butter in the cookies? Let me present to you my let’s-just-pretend-this-is-healthier-for-you-version of oatmeal cookies!

 let’s-just-pretend-this-is-healthier-for-you version of Better Homes and Gardens’ oatmeal cookies

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats

1. Preheat oven to 375. Mix butter and mashed banana with electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves. Mix until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. 1/2 cup at a time, add flour until mixed well. Stir in oats.

2. Drop dough onto cookie sheat and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Makes approx 40 cookies.

So, the only difference between my recipe and bh&g’s is I cut out a whole stick of butter (1/2 cup) and subsituted a mashed banana for it. Not too much of a difference, but if you are doing weight watchers, it changed the points from 3 to 2 per serving. That would be 1 cookie per serving. I’m not telling you how many servings I had today 🙂 But I feel like slightly less of a monster since they had fruit in them. That’s how it works right? So long as there’s fruit in there somewhere it’s healthy, right?!


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