Oatmeal Raisin and White Chocolate Cookies – they’re good for you.
Oatmeal raisin and white chocolate cookies, boy that’s a mouthful. I have to tell you though, I love oatmeal cookies, and I’ll make them often with all kinds of different stuff in them, sometimes the more I can pack in them the better. Like in these ones, raisins and white chocolate and pecans. 🙂
As far as I’m concerned these are a healthy food item. That’s right! With 3 cups of oats in them, they can’t be anything else but good. And you know what else? Oatmeal is the only proven food that helps reduce cholesterol. So beat that! Raisins come from grapes, so that’s a fruit and pecans, well we all know nuts are good for you.
And don’t get me started on chocolate! Chocolate is made from plants and you know what that means, it means it has many of the health benefits that dark vegetables do. OK, so I used white chocolate, not the same benefits of dark chocolates, but it does have benefits such as it being high in calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin and it contains no caffeine. 🙂
See I can rationalize everything! These cookies are healthy, so eat and enjoy them and think of all the benefits you’re gaining from them.
Another great benefit of oatmeal cookies is that they are so quick to make. It took me literally 10 minutes to make the cookie dough, so you can’t beat that when you have a sweet tooth.
Did I mention they are also delicious?? Yes they are!
- ¾ cup melted butter
- 1 cup of flour
- 3 cup of old fashioned oats
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of milk
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 cup of white chocolate
- ½ cup of pecans optional
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, milk, egg and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together, excluding raisins, chocolate and pecans and add the wet ingredients. Mix well, and add the raisins, chocolate and pecans.
- Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet, or a sheet with a silpat on it.
- Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden around the edges.
- Cool on wire racks.