Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oats N Yogurt Chip Cookies

Here is another one of those chocolate chip cookie recipes but this one is a more unique name than just the plain ole chocolate chip cookie, right? Essentially, this cookie is a chocolate chipper but varies in one way, yogurt. I am a huge fan of yogurt, particularly plain yogurt, because I can dress it up any way that I want and it is something that I always have on hand. This is different from chocolate chip cookies recipe in the fact that the yogurt makes the cookies have a cake-like texture. It still tastes like a cookie but it has a different texture. I like this recipe because if you are in a chocolate chip cookie rut, this will get you out of it!

Most of the sweetness come from the chocolate chips which is good because it doesn't feel like I'm shoving sugar in my mouth. The incorporation of oatmeal and yogurt may make these cookies healthier than most cookies but I would not put them in my "healthy" cookie file. At least they make me feel healthy and sometimes it is alright to tell yourself a white lie...well, at least for homemade cookies! 

Oats N Yogurt Chip Cookies
compliments of anonymous

1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, sugars, butter, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
3. Add flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Beat at low speed unil soft dough forms. Stir in chips.
4. Drop dough by heaping tsp, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Bake 8-12 minutes oruntil golden brown. Let cool for one minute before removing from cookie sheets. Cool completely before serving.

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