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Gooey-Oatmeal-Raisin-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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. . . so to confront issues (of all sorts) oatmeal was on the menu – for dinner – in the form of a cookie(s)! It is Friday after all – and well, sometimes we just need breakfast for dinner, with a (huge) side of chocolate chips 🙂

These cookies are actually quite nutritious, they are loaded with semi sweet chocolate chips and chocolate is said to be packed with boatloads of antioxidants-which are said to help keep our blood pressure down; chocolate is also said to contain phenylethylamine – which helps us just simply feel good :), it also contains theobromine, which helps harden the enamel on our teeth as well as vitamins A, B, C, & E; and minerals such as Potassium, Copper, Magnesium & Iron – to name a few. The oatmeal, raisins and whole wheat floor also raise the fiber content of these cookies.

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The ingredients for 12 of these cookies are:
3/4 stick of butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup almond milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tspn salt
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tspn each of ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon
1/2 tsp of allspice
1 & 3/4 cups of oatmeal
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of walnuts
1 tspn vanilla

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Beat the butter and sugar till creamy and then add the egg and milk. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices and add to the wet mix. Then gently fold in the remaining ingredients. Then set the mixed dough in the fridge and walk your dog or watch an episode of Rookie Blue on your telly or take a nap!
After about an hour or so, preheat the oven to 375 degrees, then place heaping (or whatever size you prefer) mounds of dough onto a baking sheet.

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Now I like my cookies gooey so I only bake them for 10 mins, and let them cool before diving – nose first – into them! If they are baked for 5 more minutes, they are a lot less gooey and a whole lot more crispy.

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So what was your most decadent breakfast-for-dinner item?

Hoping Yall have had a Happy Friday!
Shashi

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