So this was adapted a wee bit, for the better, from WeightWatchers.com (they use raisins… I use chocolate chips. it’s for the greater good.) — The raisin version, a bit softer & more kid-friendly, ended up being a crowd-pleasing treat at my housewarming party. The chocolate chip version, made 2 days ago, has only left these 4 standing (40 were made). I’m fairly sure Steph & I ate about 20 while sitting around last night. That’s the test of a truly delish teaspoon sized ‘bite’. BUT – they’re healthy! The secret is in the fiber-filled whole-wheat flour & flavorful cinnamon, to make this super decadent without the guilt.
Adapted from Weight Watchers: Oatmeal-Raisin Bites
- 1 1/2 cup(s) rolled oats
- 3/4 cup(s) whole-grain wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I used Saigon Cinnamon – but you can use whatevs)
- 1/2 cup(s) regular butter, softened
- 1/2 cup(s) packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup(s) sugar
- 1 large egg(s)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup(s) raisins, chopped (I used 1/4 a bag of Ghiradelli Chocolate Chunks)
Preheat oven to 350ºF
In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars until incorporated. Add egg and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Add oat mixture and mix until just combined; fold in chocolate chips1 1/2 cup(s) rolled oats 3/4 cup(s) whole-grain wheat flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp table salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup(s) regular butter, softened 1/2 cup(s) packed brown sugar 1/4 cup(s) sugar 1 large egg(s) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup(s) chocolate chips, chopped.
Drop rounded teaspoons of batter onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets, about 1-inch apart each. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11 to 12 minutes for crispy cookies. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on cookie sheets for about 2 minutes; remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 40 bites.