Okay, so maybe cookies aren't healthy...
maybe they're not good for my hips...
but we all know that there good for our heart...
...and good for your family,
I love to bake with both kids standing next to me...
when they're not fighting...
"let me do it"
"can I do it now?"
"but she already had her turn"
"can I taste that"
"can I have a bite"
but no, really, I do have fun with the kids in the kitchen, and they both really like to help me...just got a little sidetracked there (shocking)...
here is a healthier version of cookies then the regular old one...they might not be a carrot, but it's better than a twinkie, both in health and taste!
The Better for you Cookie
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter (this can't be helped...you NEED butter for a good cookie)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbs low fat milk (see healthy?)
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips (dark chocolate is good for your heart!)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter & sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk & vanilla, beat well. Mix in flour, oats, soda & salt. Stir in chocolate ships, raisins and cranberries. Drop by teaspoon full onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes....
My kids, husband and I all gobble these up. I like to mix up a batch, bake up a sheet and then refrigerate the rest, baking a sheet every few nights.