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Tasty Maple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Lunchbox Treat!

09.16.10 Tasty Maple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Lunchbox Treat!

I'm not much of a baker. But I had the hankering for some warm, gooey, oatmeal, chocolaty cookies, and my girls are always up for treats. To illustrate how infrequently I bake, one of my daughters said, "should we play the Christmas carols?"as we made these cookies.  Yes, that is because the ONLY other time we have made cookies is during the holidays! So, to celebrate back to school, the cooling of the weather, and just because, we made these tasty cookies.

I adjusted the this recipe from Betty Crocker.  I added the maple syrup, halved the butter, and added cinnamon.  Yum!  Enjoy.  I'm sure applesauce could somehow be used in place of the sugar to make these healthier.  Surprise your little sweetie with a tasty treat after school or in her lunchbox.  

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 cups quick cooking oats

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1 and 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

big splash of maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended. Stir in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips.  Add cinnamon and maple syrup and stir.  

Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

This makes 3 dozen cookies.   Enjoy!

image: by Lara604 on Flickr

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