Sunday, December 7, 2008

Aaron and Vanessa’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I suspect these are more Vanessa’s, but I know Aaron enjoys eating them (as do we). Perhaps these are what fuel Aaron on his solidly sub-3 hour marathons. Aaron also publishes a great running newsletter, check out his website at

Oven: 350°F
Mix together the wet ingredients in a medium bowl:

1 egg plus 1 egg white (extra egg white is optional)
¼ cup nut butter
1/3 cup apple sauce (non sweetened)
1 tsp, vanilla

Option: use some iron-rich molasses in place of some of the sugar, below

Add and mix dry ingredients:
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
2.5 cups whole or quick oats (or combo of)
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup raisins (optional)

If mixture is too dry and won't stick, add more apple sauce, egg whites or some soy/rice milk.

Spoon into balls (I use an ice cream scoop and make giant cookies) and flatten slightly with a fork. For extra decadence, put a square of dark chocolate on top of each one.

Bake for 10 minutes for smaller ones and 15 for larger ones. Cool on a rack.

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