The other night we all
3 min later these were cooling by the window:
And they were delicious but too sweet for my taste. How could they not with 2 cups of sugar in the recipe. However, I did not want to give up on them since they were so simple, so good and had ingredients that I always have on hand. So I decided to make a healthier version and try and see how they would come out.
I cut the sugar in half and replaced the white sugar with light brown sugar and swapped out the butter with margarine. Well, and added a few things.
Look at these cookies. They were even better! My family - yes, including the kids - liked the new version better since it tasted more like cocoa and we all agreed the first cookies were just too sweet.
So here is the new and improved recipe:
No Bake Oatmeal Cocoa Cookies:
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- 1 stick of margarine
- 1/2 cup of 1% milk
- 1/3 cup of cocoa
- 3 cups of quick oats
- 1/2 cup of mini dark chocolate chips, divided
- 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
Lay out parchment or wax paper for cookies to cool on.
Add brown sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 3 min under constant stirring. Remove pot from heat and add quick oats, slivered almonds and 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips to the pot and vigorously stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Immediately, using a teaspoon, spoon mixture onto parchment paper - just like cookie dough. Top cookies with a few mini chocolate chips each and enjoy.