I always try to find healthy recipes, and I think this is about as good as it gets for cookies. They’ve got lots of oats, pecans, and really healthy chocolate chips! When you are mixing it, you might think you’ve forgotten a wet ingredient…but you haven’t, it’s just a less moist mixture (and a really good one to snich before cooking*).
Ali’s Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies (as found in Cooking Light)
These easy drop cookies are crisp on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Chocolate minichips disperse better in the batter, but you can use regular chips.
3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 5 1/2 ounces)
- 1 cup regular oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk; set aside.
Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg; beat until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Stir in pecans and minichips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.