No Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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oatmeal cookies

Ever want to bake something sweet to eat but find that you’re missing just one REALLY important ingredient? It happens to me ALL the time. And nine times out of ten, I won’t feel like making a quick trip to the grocery store for that one item.

One Sunday evening I had a craving for a sweet treat, only to find that the majority of recipes called for butter. I knew that I had none and set out on a quest to find a no-butter-needed dessert recipe via the internet. I came across this–Oatmeal Cookies Without Butter. I read the reviews just to make sure that what I was about to make was not going to taste like dog food (not that I have ever eaten dog food 🙂 ). With good reviews and a recipe that didn’t call for butter, I decided to give it a try. These cookies were O-MAZING! They were nice and chewy and completely satisfied my sweet tooth, as well as Taylor’s and my husband’s. Try the recipe, the cookies won’t disappoint.

Natalie’s No-Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Baked mine with chocolate chips ’cause I had some left)

2 eggs
1 cup of Brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil (a friend of mine used olive oil once and it turned out alright)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon of hot water
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chocolate chips (you can substitute chocolate chips with dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, blueberies, etc.)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat the two eggs until frothy in a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in both the brown sugar and the granulated sugar. Add the cooking oil and vanilla.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and then add it in.
  5. Add oats, flour, and salt. Mix thoroughly. At this point, feel free to add in your dried fruit/chocolate  chips.
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