Saturday, September 13, 2014

Super Oatmeal PB Cookies

Always good to have a quick dessert in your back up plan.  And this is spot on!
Found this easy tip from Food Network and then I upgraded it for flavor and satisfaction.
This is cheap, semi-homemade, and full of healthy goodness!
The recipe upgrade reduces the 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter used from the package mix to 1/4 cup (1/2 stick); thus, reducing the fat content by adding 1/2 cup of applesauce in its place.


In order to make this a better cookie just follow my suggestions below.

Super Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Equipment:
Cookie Sheets
Parchment paper (or not)
Cookie Rack (optional)
Mixing Bowl

Ingredients:
1 (17.5 oz) oatmeal cookie mix (I used Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Betty Crocker)
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, softened

Upgrade:
--1/2 cup of applesauce
--add 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
--add 1/3 cup chocolate chips extra
--add 1/3 cup dried cherries
--add 1/3 cup sliced almonds

JIF Peanut Butter Chocolate Whip


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat 350F degrees.
3. Combine oatmeal mix, egg, softened butter, and applesauce together.
4. Add the additional dried fruits and ingredients.


5. Drop heaping teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet (or preferably covered with parchment paper).


6. Bake cookies x 10 minutes until golden.



7. Drizzle or spread peanut butter whip on top or make into a sandwich.