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Healthier Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"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!)"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 209 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract. Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl; stir into butter mixture. Fold in oats and dates. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.
  3. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 209 calories; 8.9 g fat; 30.2 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 36 mg cholesterol; 213 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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i added nutmeg and i think next time i will add more vanilla base cookie is bit bland. i also cooked for less time, and im glad i did, cookie was a bit dry, for sure adding more vanilla next tim...

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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...

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 afte...

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 f...

I tried this recipe using 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 natural peanut butter, then subbed out the white sugar for stevia, the white flour for coconut flour and the dates for mashed ripe banana. AMAZI...

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,...

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 nic...

soft and yummy even the next day!

I loved the idea of a healthier oatmeal cookie recipe, so went ahead and made a little adjustments to this recipe hoping my family would like it. These are my changes: substituted butter with c...

My changes: 1/4 cup stevia in place of 1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 cup raw coconut crystals in place of brown sugar 2 cups of all-purpose flour in place of 1 all-purpose and 1 whole wheat. I just r...