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Sunday March 2
You all have experienced the satisfaction of eating a healthy meal, finishing up not too full, with plenty of room to breathe and happily ponder the evening ?   Yes, well I was there but then I deviated to sweet thoughts and decided to whip up a small batch of cookies.     My desire, my decision, my indulgence.   There were no cookies to pilfer from the bakery frig.     So what do I do?  I crank out a batch of cookies I know my husband will like.  Is this move to deflect or stem the tide of guilt from myself, me the one who really wanted the cookies?  Perhaps.  Then to make myself feel even better I make the cookies on the healthy side, less white flour and butter.  Nothing against either, mind you.  After all, I am the baker, the maker of all things pure, rich and refined.
Cereal: ground ready to add

Cereal: ground ready to add

chocolate chip oatmeal and basic oatmeal

chocolate chip oatmeal and basic oatmeal

I did mention I had a healthy meal, so I began by using  half the butter,  spooned in coconut oil and a splash of olive oil.  I then ground up one of our  favorite cereals, a nutritious multi grain Crisp type.  Added about 1/3 cup to the whirling cookie dough, along with oats.    Have I ruined your appetite yet?   Heh, well I have made variations of this concoction before and the results are astoundingly good.   I still use sugar!
So half the batch is plain oatmeal and half has mini chocolate chips.   Simple not exotic, quick but healthy.  I’m sure you know which 1/2 is for me!
Here’s the recipe if you dare!
Multi Grain Oatmeal Cookies chips on the side so to speak
4 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp coconut oil, 
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup ground multi grain cereal, your choice  
1/3 cup unbleached flour
1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup oats, rolled or quick
1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 semi sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, oils and sugars.  Add egg, vanilla, then flour, ground 
cereal, baking soda & salt, spices.  Toss in oats. You may wish to add 
dried fruit, raisins,cranberries, cherries, etc. I usually do but 
opted out this time.  You may need to add a splash or 2 of water 
depending on the dryness of your cereal choice.  Dough should be moist 
but not sticky.  Using a cookie scoop or spoon place approximately 
2 Tbsp for each cookie, as many as you'd like for plain oatmeal cookies, 
if you are splitting the dough, then throw in chocolate chips 
(nuts too, if you wish) form up the rest of the dough.

Bake @ 350º for 8 - 10 minutes.  Cool.
Yes!  Everyone is happy!           Until next time we eat, meet! Mangia.

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