Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Healthy Cookies

Healthy cookies seem, not right, I know.  But I recently found out I have high cholesterol!  I know!  I thought, I am waaaaay to young for that, and I eat healthy!  I do not eat fried foods, no fast food, except in the summer if we are running errands and lunchtime hits.  So maybe fast food 3-4 times a year.

I do not drink pop, we eat red meat about 3 times a week, but we raise our own beef.  I frequently have veggie sandwiches for lunch.  Well you get the picture.  I was so sure they had switched my blood work with the old man ahead of me at the lab. 
He was there with his nursing home helper.  And the poor guy was asking for a few freedoms in life, and his "helper" kept saying , now you know that is against the rules, but we'll talk about it back at the nursing home.
The helper promised to take him to Target after the lab work to pick up his perscriptions.  Then they would pick out a bag of cookies and some pop for him!
So I thought, YES!  that has to be it, that man from the nursing home eats cookies and drinks pop all the time!

But alas it was not to be, it really was my test result.  So my friend sent me a recipe she found online, since I changed it up a bit, I'll give you my version.

Oatmeal cookies

1 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 C oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 C agave nectar
1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C applesauce
1 egg
1 TBSP water
1 tsp vanilla

Mix dry ing. then mix wet ing. and add to dry.  Bake at 335 for 15 min.

These are not very sweet, so you can add chocolate chips and use honey in place of agave nectar.  I just happened to have agave nectar.  I am also going to try adding more oats next time.  They are kind of like a heavy cake.  I like them.  If it means I do not have to give up my oatmeal cookie addiction then they will do! 
And Lord, please don't let my kids abandon me at a nursing home when I am old....


  1. Cookies look and sound Yummy! I see you figured out linkwithin... yeah! Good job!
    It has taken me a while to figure all this out being RighT BrAinED and All, (an artist) not so good at computers, but I am learning as I go! Many Blessings Deborah. P.S Thanks for your comments.

  2. I think honey is sweeter than agave, mine were plenty sweet. Bummer is, it's so humid here, they were no longer crunchy on the outside after they cooled down. I loved them a little crunchy.


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