Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Healthier Oatmeal Cranberry Almond Cookies

Well, Christmas was yesterday, so Merry Christmas!!! The year is almost over...gosh. Why do I feel like it just started? Anyway, before I start to reminisce, let's talk about some Christmas treats!

Yesterday, I'm pretty sure everyone ate more than we usually do. Hopefully, you tried to burn some off as well? No? Just me? Is that why folks made fun of me on Twitter and Instagram for sharing details of my Christmas run? at least I was happy afterward!

Even with all that, in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I'd do some baking and share. I know, I know, what recipe do I have to share that you'd like? Well, everyone loves cookies! I baked my healthier version of oatmeal cranberry cookies with almonds. Here goes.

1/2 a cup of flour
2 cups of old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk (or any other kind of milk)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of almonds (sliced would be best)
1 cup of cranberries
2 eggs
1/2 cup olive oil or 1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
Some water

1. Put the oil and eggs in a bowl and beat them or use a mixer till you get an even consistency.
2. Add in the salt.
3. Throw in the flour and baking soda and mix until it is even.
4. Throw all the oatmeal in. This may mean it gets a little hard.
5. Put the milk in so it gets back to that creamy texture.
6. The almonds and cranberries are the last to go in.
7. If you find it is way to hard, add in some water. Some folks like their cookies harder, and some like it crumbly.
8. However, if it is too soft, add in some more oatmeal.
9. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees while the dough sits. I like to let it rest for a while, I may even put it in the fridge for a few hours.
10. Put the dough in a cookie tray making each individual cookie the size you desire.
11. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the cookie browns.
12. Viola! I hope you enjoy in as much as we did!

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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