Mom’s TLC Oatmeal Cookies

These healthy, hearty cookies are a favorite in my family, my mom always has a batch or two in the freezer to snack on any time of day.  They’re comfort food with good-for-you ingredients.  Enjoy these TLC oatmeal cookies for breakfast, snack, or dessert.  They deliver protein, healthy fat, fiber, and a sweet nutty taste that’s sure to satisfy.  Crumble over yogurt for a chewy granola with a peanut butter twist that’s totally comforting, just like mom’s TLC.

Ingredients (makes 54 cookies):

1/4 cup butter (organic, unsalted is best)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
3 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 1/2 cup oatmeal (rolled oats)
1 cup sweetener of choice (ie: stevia, xylitol, palm sugar, etc.)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.  Cream applesauce/butter, sweetener, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl until light.  Blend in baking soda, vanilla, and oats until well mixed.  Stir in chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts.  Place balls of dough on cookie sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes.  Enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown:  Crunchy, Healthy, Hearty, Chocolatey TLC Goodness!

 

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