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Semi-Healthy Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies

Hey peeps,

I really don’t know how people blog EVERY DAY!!  Because when I blog, I not only post on my wall, but I mess with settings on my blog, read other blogs and pretty soon TWO HOURS have gone by and I realize I have a ton of homework to get done before bed and work in the morning!!

So I actually set a timer of 35 minutes (it was preset for laundry lol) so let’s see how we do.

I wanted to share with you a DELIGHTFUL recipe for chocolatey oatmeal cookies.  Since I have limited time, I have not figured out the calorie count, but if you are interested just comment and I will figure it out for ya!

I got this recipe in a book that my wonderful mother gave me called, Crazy About Chocolate.  Nice title huh?  She knows me too well!

I tried to make these before, but realized in the middle of making them that I only had instant oatmeal in the little packets…and they did not turn out so great.  So FYI use the oatmeal specified!  :-)

“Analucia’s Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies”
(Whoever Analucia is, she’s a genius!)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 stick of butter or margarine (I used butter, but depending on your stand on margarine, the marg. has less fat)
1/2 cup milk (I used light vanilla soy because that is what I had in my fridge!)
1/2 cup peanutbutter (protein!)
3 cups oatmeal (I used Quaker’s Oldfashioned Oats)
1 tsp vanilla (now that I think about it…I accidently used a TABLEspoon!  Turned out just fine)

Semi-Health Nut’s instructions:
Melt butter in a saucepan, add sugar, vanilla, then cocoa.
Turn the heat up high while stirring and boil 1 1/2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Add will get all melty and delicious looking and you will probably want to taste-test…but it’s hot!!  Adding a little more peanutbutter will add protein :-)

Add the oats and mix it all up!  (I added just a touch more than 3 cups and stirred for a couple of minutes to make sure the oats were cooked) 
I used a table spoon to scoop out “balls” (aka gooey globs) onto waxed paper that was sitting on plates and then stuck them in the fridge.
The result: Delicious fudgey-oatmeal-peanutbutter cookies!  They are still cookies and still have sugar and butter in them…but the oatmeal and peanutbutter makes them slighly healthy..or semi-healthy!
Enjoy the cookies and let me know how they taste or if you would modify anything!

Proud running side note:
I ran outside 5 miles and it felt AWESOME!  Such a good feeling to have accomplished that and my time was 53 minutes.  Ran with my Garmin watch too!  I will post about the watch soon…once I get the hang of all the sweet things it can do.  :-)

Happy chocolate snacking!!

Comments are welcome!!

(Finished right on time!)

For more info on healthy sweets: Making cookies and other sweet treats

About Amanda SemiHealthNut

Over-sharing blogger. NASM certified personal trainer. Future dietitian. Semi-healthy baker. Flawed but forgiven. Runner. Firm believer that lifestyle changes trump any fad diet! (Click here for the long version.)

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