Wednesday, July 30, 2008

When things are bad and getting worse...

...keep a cookie in your purse.

Honey Oatmeal Cookies
(low-ish fat!)

1/4 stick margarine or butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 large egg whites
2 cups oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, beat margarine, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. It will have the consistency of wet sand. Add honey and egg white and beat until well blended and smooth.

In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the honey mixture along with any additions (such as dried fruit, nuts or chocolate chips) and stir by hand just until combined.

Drop large spoonfuls of dough 2" apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes, until golden around the edges but still soft in the middle. Transfer to wire rack and cool.

Makes 2 dozen.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm an emotional eater. Whatever. Sometimes you just need a cookie. And, even more than that, you need to not feel guilty about it while you're eating it.

So go on then, have a cookie.

In fact, let's just turn this into a meme, shall we? If you're reading this and you're so inclined, go back to your own blog and post one of your favourite cookie recipes there. Let's spread the love (and, just for tonight, ignore the spread of our asses).

Annnnnd go!

P.S. Make sure to come back and leave me a comment so I can follow you back to your cookies, okay? This is a CRITICAL step. I have a big purse. And a million crises. I need all the help I can get...


The Nanny said...



I suppose I'll have to make these, right? In the interest of making sure they're good?

I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out.

kate said...

I will do your meme in the next week. Because, you know, i NEED to make cookies. I wonder if i could make zucchini cookies? Because, you know, that would make them *healthy* and *good for you*. Yeah.