We’re trying new heart-healthy recipes and will share the results with you. All recipes are from Club Red, UVA’s heart health club for women.
Club Red’s chocolate oatmeal cookies are a sweet treat, ideal for when you’re still focused on eating healthy. It isn’t unusual to find guilty pleasures on the break room table here in the office. It was nice to bring in a sweet but healthier option for a change.
Making Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Easy to make, they’re rich and moist and go great with a cold glass of milk, especially when they’re warm and right out of the oven. Relatively low in fat, they can be enjoyed without too much guilt.
We followed the recipe exactly and used unsweetened baby food prunes (if you don’t tell, no one will know). The cookies did have a very sweet aftertaste, so we thought next time we might decrease the amount of brown sugar by ½ cup, which would make it an even healthier recipe.
Additionally, the cookies didn’t spread while baking, so for a more cookie-like shape, we suggest dropping flatter teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheets.
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They’re a great healthy, sweet snack option. Most folks in the office gave them between 3 and 4 stars, and they didn’t eat them with milk. We’d definitely suggest them as a healthier kid-friendly cookie option; a great alternative to store-bought processed cookies.