Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oat Doodles

these are a treat and a healthy one at that.  i like to think the heart healthiness  of the oats kind of cancels out the sugar and butter.  maybe i'm fooling myself, but i know there's something healthy in my sweets and besides, i had to make them just because of the name.  
i was searching for cookies with OATS and i came across this one.   it's now in the favorites pile of recipes...seems my favorites pile is growing, growing growing....

i was so happy i found this post at The Ingredient Store.  check this out !...it's all SCHOOL CAFETERIA RECIPES...how fun is that?!...now i'll just need to recreate "Taco Tuesday" and i'll be all set with my dessert.

you know everybody loves a good old Snickerdoodle, so if your looking to add some oats to your diet due to some crazy new years resolutions...give these a try.  they're a little more hearty  than the real thing, but you'll feel better about yourself after eating more than your intended share. 

original found HERE, but copied for your convenience

2 cups rolled oats...not instant
2 cups flour...i used white whole wheat
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar AND 2 tsp cinnamon for rolling dough balls before baking

preheat oven to 400 F
grind oats in food processor until fine
combine oats, flour, soda, 4 tsp cinnamon and cream of tartar...set aside
cream Crisco and sugar until light in color
add eggs and vanilla to incorporate
add dry ingredients in 2 batches, mixing well between each addition
combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl
roll dough in 1 inch balls...mine were about the size of a large walnut
roll dough balls in sugar cinnamon mixture
bake 8-10 minutes, until set and slightly cracked
cool on sheet and transfer to rack

you can add choc. chips or butterscotch or whatever, but you might loose the important "snickerdoodle" cracking effect


Mary said...

These sound delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed my visit here. I'll be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Medifast Coupons said...

Doodles are great! Adding oats to them of course makes them healthier! These pictures a the perfect thing to capture how delicious these are, great recipe!

shandra grace said...

These look really good, making it soon as I get the ingredients for a healthier version of this recipe! Will let you know how it turns out. :) This is my first time making snickerdoodles.

Jules and Ruby said...

hi Sandra...hope you like them. yes i would love your report. i should make some of these again. thanks for the comment

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