Let's Bake! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

This week we're going to practice making a family favorite: chocolate chip cookies! However, these have a fun additional ingredient: oatmeal! Today we're going to take discover how to bake these delicious treats and consider why adding something simple like oatmeal can add nutritional value to an otherwise empty-calorie food.



1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 1/2 cups all-purpose or unbleached flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)

cup chopped nuts, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir brown sugar and butter until blended. Stir in vanilla and egg until light and fluffy. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

2. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Here's an example video with a slightly different recipe:

While your cookies are in the oven, let's take a look at that special ingredient: oatmeal. It has an important ingredient that helps keep our digestive system healthy: FIBER!

Check out these video about different types of fiber:

While oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have a high sugar content, and are therefore not the best source of fiber for our diet, they are a fun snack to have every once in a while.

Before you leave--remember one last thing:

That kitchen won't clean itself.

Thanks in advance, and enjoy your cookies!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/48acadc3-f7e1-46b5-bb33-33bee95f6cf7 Oatmeal: http://s.eatthis-cdn.com/media/images/ext/173191863/oatmeal-weight-loss.jpg Ingredients: https://thedessertspot.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/my-favorite-chocolate-chip-cookies/ High Fiber Foods: https://guysandgoodhealth.com/2015/03/13/high-fiber-foods-infographic/ Cookie Monster: http://www.quickmeme.com/Cookie-Monster/page/3/ Clean That Kitchen: http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/991825/how-to-deep-clean-your-kitchen Types of Fiber: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Rice&pin=517139969683201496&lp=plp

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