Day two of my Cookiepocalypse recap brings you a “healthier” option. In all honesty, I kind of hate it when people throw in the word healthy. The truth is, cookies are not healthy. They never will be. Certain types of cookies may contain less butter or sugar than other types, or may have things like flax seed or oatmeal, but if you’re trying to eat something healthy, try a vegetable. Don’t go for cookies. That’s my public service announcement of the day.
With that out of the way, these cookies contain no chocolate. They do contain antioxidant rich dried cranberries, and heart friendly oatmeal. They also contain sugar. And butter. So while the oatmeal cookie is traditionally the bastard child of holiday baking, they are still, in my opinion, equally as delectable as their chocolate laden brethren.
If you prefer a chocolate cookie, fine. I’ll be stuffing my face with these chunky, chewy, soft batch cookies. I’m a huge fan. So is my brother’s dog, Fitz, who ate all the leftover ones off the counter yesterday. Merry Christmas Fitz. May your heart health improve because of this.