Monday, August 24, 2015
Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies--A great after school snack for your kiddos!
Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup brown sugar (or use Stevia or Agave Nectar)
1 stick butter (or coconut oil)
3/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/4 cup flour (can use whole wheat flour)
1 Tbls. cornstarch
3 cups instant oats
2 1/2 cups apples, diced small or grated (keep skins on)
2 Tbls. milled flax seed (optional)
1-1 1/2 cups butterscotch or cinnamon chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, blend together the sugar and butter until smooth. Whisk for 1-2 minutes on medium-low speed. Then add the eggs, salt, baking powder and cinnamon and continue to mix until smooth. Chop the apples into small pieces and add to the batter. Mix until apples are incorporated. Add to the batter the cornstarch, flax seed, oats and flour and continue to mix until flour is no longer visible and the batter is all combined. If you are adding chocolate chips, add those as well and mix. On a cookie sheet, spread with parchment paper and place 9-12 cookie dough balls evenly spaced apart. The dough will be slightly soft (especially if you're using agave--you might a little more flour to keep the cookies holding together), so you can just scoop the dough onto a pan and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until cookies are cooked through, but not crispy. You don't want to over bake the cookies or they won't taste as great. Serve the cookies warm with milk for a great snack.