Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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There is something about homemade oatmeal cookies that make us feel good. And this oatmeal butterscotch recipe is a simple variation you are sure to love. The homemade oatmeal cookies recipe stays soft and chewy for days are an instant favorite with everyone who tries them. Soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and butterscotch chips are the perfect match. And if all you have in the cupboards is chocolate chips you can swap the butterscotch chips out, and you are good to go. Some of the ingredients you will need for this homemade oatmeal cookies recipe is some softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour old fashioned rolled oats, and butterscotch chips. You will want to take a look at the site for the full homemade oatmeal cookies recipe.

When it comes to making healthy oatmeal cookies, in general cookies are not considered to be a particularly healthy food, because of their typically high sugar and calorie content. But with that said cookies made with old fashioned oatmeal particularly those homemade oatmeal cookies that contain dried fruits such as dates, raisins, or cranberries can help provide a sweet fix without contributing too much sugar or fat to your diet. Additionally, homemade oatmeal cookies are one of the relatively few sweet snacks that have a significant iron and protein content. Some variables that can make your homemade oatmeal cookies recipe that much healthier include making smaller cookies. Smaller cookies will generally contain less overall calories while containing roughly the same number of calories per ounce. Additionally, several varieties of homemade oatmeal cookies are available. You might try to use less sugar in the cookie recipe and see how you like the taste. And you can always make homemade oatmeal cookies with added fruit such as raisins, dates or apple pieces as these will typically have lower calorie and fat content per oatemal cookie.

One of the primary benefits of eating an oatmeal cookie instead of other cookie varieties, such as chocolate chip cookies or sugar cookie recipe, is in the amount of dietary fiber you'll get. A one ounce homemade oatmeal cookie supplies almost one gram of dietary fiber. That might not sound like much, but it's four percent of the 25 grams of fiber that women need on a daily basis, so every little bit counts. And the oats in an oatmeal cookie recipe contain soluble fiber, which helps to reduce your bad cholesterol level and may help to decrease your risk of heart disease. Soluble fiber may also help you to regulate your blood sugar levels. Though oatmeal cookie recipes aren't considered a health food, they are better than other types of cookies regarding their vitamin content. With a one-ounce oatmeal cookie recipe containing between 12 and 27 micrograms of folate, depending on whether you purchase packaged oatmeal cookies or your own homemade oatmeal cookies. The most notable mineral you will get from eating an oatmeal cookie is iron. Iron plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and can also help to protect your immune system. The same sized oatmeal cookie can deliver small amounts of potassium, which you need to have healthy muscles, along with zinc, which aids in wound healing. And while oatmeal cookies are healthier overall than other cookie varieties you want to make sure and not over do it, one or two cookies is a great afternoon snack.

This homemade oatmeal cookies recipe can be found on the Barefeet In The Kitchen site. On the site, you will find other easy cookies, main dish recipes, side dish recipe ideas, dessert recipes, appetizer recipes and so much more. **

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