Cookies are probably my all-time favorite dessert (although pie comes in a close second). The thing I love about cookies is that there are so many kinds you can make and you can keep the serving size reasonable so that you're not blowing your healthy eating plan. These bars are super easy to make at a moment's notice and you don't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. In addition, there's only 12 of them so you don't have a bunch laying around tempting you. And if you do, you can easily freeze them and they still taste great when you thaw them at room temperature.
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 whole large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur White Whole Wheat)
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips* (I prefer Ghirardelli brand for taste and quality)
*This recipe also tastes great with butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips.
Yield: 12 bars
Serving Size: 1 bar
Written by Michelle Baglio of Optimal Nutrition and Health (Google+). All recipes, unless otherwise noted, are created and tested in my home kitchen. Any resemblance to other recipes available in print or online is purely coincidental. The use of particular brands and/or products is sometimes noted because of their quality and the use of other products, while similar, may affect the outcome of the finished dish. Please do not reprint this recipe for distribution without my permission. To feature this recipe on your website, please link to this post as the original source.
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