How many times have you given an oatmeal cookie the side-eye when other options like chocolate chip or peanut butter were on the same plate? I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been guilty of oatmeal cookie snobbery which is a shame because oatmeal has a number of health benefits like lowering blood sugar (probably not as much in a cookie), providing antioxidants, and reducing the chances of certain types of cancer.
Feeling mischievous I decided to conduct an experiment by combining peanut butter, chocolate chip, and oatmeal together in one cookie. I even tested my creation out a few cookie snobs, who I knew didn’t like oatmeal cookies and didn’t tell them there was oatmeal in the mix until they were devouring their second cookie. After hearing my confession, they all paused mid-chew, regarded me speculatively, shrugged, and proceeded to finish the cookie. A few of those now converted oatmeal enthusiasts even asked me for the recipe.
Hey, I’ll take whatever win I can get!