Oatmeal Cookies

More than a rich and crunchy dessert, these oatmeal cookies are beneficial for good digestion. In addition, these cookies provide us with a lot of energy without abusing carbohydrates.

Oatmeal cookies are healthy sweets, as they  have less sugar and flours than traditional cookies. Instead, they are rich in fiber, which is a plant component that contains polysaccharides and lignin, and is also resistant to hydrolysis by human digestive enzymes.

Containing enough of this substance, oatmeal cookies play an important role in defecation and in maintaining the microflora of the colon. Therefore, they help prevent constipation, control diabetes mellitus, prevent obesity and colon cancer.

With this we do not mean that these cookies should be abused, because everything in excess is bad, but consuming one or two oatmeal cookies a day can provide good benefits to the body.

What is oatmeal?

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a cereal rich in vitamins and minerals. High in zinc, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin E and B vitamins. As mentioned before, it contains a high percentage of vegetable fat and fiber, which makes it an ally of digestion.

In addition, oats contain small amounts of gluten, an aspect that you should consider if you have celiac. This cereal is not only a nutritious and energizing food, but it is also easy to harvest. Therefore, we must consider it, to a greater extent, in our diet.

Its production is currently mainly destined for livestock consumption. However, it is the seventh most harvested cereal in the world, so those who advocate a more sustainable diet promote its consumption.

Ingredients for making oatmeal cookies

  • 300 grams of wheat flour.
  • 250 grams of rolled oats.
  • 250 grams of butter at room temperature.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 400 grams of brown sugar.
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • One teaspoon of baking soda.
  • A teaspoon of cinnamon (to taste).
  • A pinch of salt.

How are oatmeal cookies made?

Oatmeal cookies in a wooden bowl.

Making oatmeal cookies is quite simple, you just have to follow the steps that we show you below. First, mix the butter and brown sugar in a bowl at room temperature. When it is well mixed, combine all the sifted dry ingredients and incorporate them into the mixture.

Then, while stirring, add the three eggs one by one. When you’re done, add the vanilla essence. Then add the oatmeal flakes to the mixture and keep stirring until the oatmeal cookie dough is compact. Using your fingertips, knead until the mixture is smooth.

Let the dough rest for half an hour before starting to assemble the cookies and preheat the oven to 180ÂșC. Meanwhile, grease a cookie sheet with a little butter and then a layer of flour, this prevents the cookies from sticking.

Make small balls with the dough and give it a circular shape to place them on the tray. Leave enough space between them so that they can increase in size without sticking to each other. When you are going to shape the dough, try to make it as similar as possible so that they are baked in the same way.

Finally, put the oatmeal cookies in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and then let them rest for a few minutes.

Advice

With the proportions of ingredients that we have given you, you can make up to 60 oatmeal cookies  that you can also improve or give another flavor by adding chocolate chips to the dough or adding nuts.

These cookies are delicious accompanied with a glass of milk. A good way to give cereals to our children and also so easy to make, that we can add them to the preparation of this snack.

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