My mother is diabetic. That’s why we are finding ways to make her meals healthy with less sugar; we also try to make the food enjoyable and varying.

Since oatmeal is one of her she-can-eat-this food, I decided to make cookies out of it so it won’t just be a simple pour-water oatmeal.

INGREDIENTS
1 stick butter, softened
1 Egg1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar (less from the regular)
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional, but recommended)*
1 tsp salt
2 cups oatmeal (quick or rolled, uncooked)

*cinnamon has many health benefits that’s why I personally recommended that this be added. However, there are some people who do not like this so I just put it as optional.

PROCEDURE
1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
2. DRY MIX: In large bowl, combine sugar, baking powder, cinnamon (optional), and salt. Add oats last; mix well.
3. WET MIX: On a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well.
4. Combine the dry and wet mixes; make sure that everything is integrated.
5. Scoop spoonfuls of the mix to ungreased cookie sheets.
6. Bake 8-10 minutes (for a chewy cookie) or 11-13 minutes (for a crisp cookie).

VARIATIONS
1. You can add in 1 cup raisins or chopped nuts of your choice for more texture.
2. For sweetness (not so much recommended due to health-related matters), you can add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or peanut butter-flavored chips.

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