I feel good about this cookie!
I'm probably deluding myself, but it seems to me a little more healthy and acceptable than some I might bake up and serve to my trusting children.
In fact, I felt so good about this cookie that I actually served it right . . . on . . . the . . . dinner . . . table last week, along with a beautiful Chicken Caesar Salad.
The family was aghast. Cookies for dinner? Had mom lost her mind? Was company coming? Was this a test?
The things I love about this cookie are: **not a grain of flour**lots of oats**lots of peanut butter**chewy and delicious. I could do worse!!
To ease my mind even more, I used natural peanut butter and organic cane sugar. (Always makes me feel like such an attentive and nurturing mom when using organic cane. The feeling lasts at least several days, making the cost completely worthwhile.)
Haven't yet figured out how I can convince my tender conscience that the M&M's are somehow good for us too!!
Enjoy! These are soooooo yummy!
Feel Good Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon light corn syrup
4 1/2 cups rolled oats (uncooked!!)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain M&M's
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate!! mmmmm!!)
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, peanut butter, vanilla and corn syrup. Beat well. Add oats, soda, and salt. Stir well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by 1/4 cup measures at on lightly greased cookie sheet. 350 degrees for 12/15 minutes.