Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reduced Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

Choose - a – Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Reduced Sugar Recipes by Holly B.

Prep: 25 min Bake: 10 min. per batch Oven 375*



¾ cup butter or margarine

¼ cup agave syrup

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup xylitol

1 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. cinnamon

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup of your chip-of-choice (chocolate, butterscotch, peanut, etc.)


1. In mixing bowl beat butter or margarine on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add agave, sugar, xylitol, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Beat till combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the eggs and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the rolled oats and your chips-of-choice.

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375* oven for 10-12 minutes or till edges are golden. Cool Cookies on a wire rack. Makes about 48

3. ENJOY!!! – this is the most important step!

that moment when everything is quiet…

Tuesday morning, the kids were quiet for a long time. I decided the quiet must not be a good thing anymore, so I went in to check on them. As soon as I walked into the family room, I hear in a loud whisper “uh-oh hurry, here she is” Then I see two little heads pop up from behind the couch. With a smirk on their faces. Jeremiah quickly walks up to me and hands me my camera and says “here you go mommy” I respond quickly with “you guys should not play with my camera!” He then claimed “I was just bringing it to you.” After a quick survey of the room, and didn’t see anything alarming, I walked out. I turned on my camera and found 169 pictures on my freshly erased memory card. I then spent the next 10 minutes laughing at my children’s photographic abilities. Here are just a few of them!