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Sweet Potato Bites: Healthier chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Posted on December 20 2012

‘Tis the season for delicious Christmas cookies! If you are still trying to decide what to make this year or are looking for something a little lighter but still tastes oh so delicious, you must make these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. These cookies only use ¼ cup of butter (as opposed to a whole stick you see in so many recipes) so they are a bit lighter and made with yummy ingredients such as oats and chocolate chips. The best thing about these cookies is that they can be customized to the way you want them, so feel free to add raisins, nuts, anything! I personally like my cookies with extra chocolate chips, but that’s just me. Healthier chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (adapted from Makes two dozen Ingredients: ¾ cup all-purpose flour (whole wheat works too) 1 cup old fashioned oats ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup maple syrup ¼ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1/3 cup white chocolate chips 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Cooking spray Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; stir with a whisk. Place maple syrup and butter in a separate bowl and blend well (you can either do this by hand or using a stand mixer).
  3. Add vanilla and egg to your wet ingredients and continue to mix well. Slowly add flour mixture, combining until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips (and any other add-ins) and mix well
  4. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray and drop spoonfuls of dough onto the sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven; cool on pan 1 minute.
Let cookies cool, and then enjoy! Happy Holidays! Photo credit: Marquee image by Flickr user ted_major. Used with permission through Creative Commons. Allison Hecht is an Orange County native who is passionate about good food and healthy living. She's the local expert when it comes to which OC restaurants reign supreme in locally grown dining and will provide recommendations on the best things to do and eat when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to writing for Trailer Boutique, Allison writes and maintains the blog, which focuses on good eats and fun recipes, and is a regular contributor to When she's not writing about food, Allison is getting her workout on and having a good time while doing it! Most days you can find her taking classes at Pure Barre (her current favorite), running outside or getting her om on in a yoga studio. Follow her on Twitter @socaliallie to find out where she is going next.

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