I did it. I finally managed to create a somewhat healthy cookie that the whole family loves!
These cookies are soft, sweet, and packed with some good stuff. I certainly don't mind letting my kids have one...or two...or three! Want to know my secret ingredient?
It's chocolate chips.
I know....that's not healthy....but I'm a fun mom, so I had to do it, right? I only used a small amount and they really give the cookies the extra kick to take them over the top. So, it was worth it.
My other secret ingredient? Gerber Oatmeal Cereal. Yep, you read that right! I put some baby cereal in these cookies and NOBODY noticed.
I gave one cookie to Sadie (her first ever!) and she was all about it.
Look at that face! I wish you could see the rapid bouncing up and down that followed. This girl was in heaven.
And Wrigley was pretty happy to clean up the mess for me.
So here's what you'll need to make these yummy oatmeal cookies:
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1. Heat oven to 350
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed until creamy
3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
4. Add combined flour, oatmeal cereal, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix well
5. Add oats and chocolate chips
6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto engrossed cookie sheet
7. Bake 10 minute sort until light golden brown
8. Cool 1 minute then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
After my husband ate a cookie I told him there was Gerber Oatmeal Cereal in it and he didn't believe me! It's totally not just for babies! I simply shaped out some of the flour for the cereal. It's iron-fortified, which is a key to healthy growth and development. Plus Gerber Oatmeal Cereal packs in vitamins B, E, C, zinc, and calcium. So I feel good about feeding it to my baby...and my whole family!
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I've always turned to Gerber for products that help my kids get the best possible start. You can find Gerber products at Walmart. This post is brought to you by The Women Bloggers and Gerber, but my love for their products is all my own! And Hudson and Sadie's too. Thank you for supporting brands that make this blog possible.