Oatmeal Cookies

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I did it. I know I said I wasn't going to do it... but I did it. I couldn't resist and I was at a moment of weakness when I saw the scale I had supposedly hidden LOL. Note to self: When you want something hidden, do not do it yourself. It was calling my name (yeah I was delusional) and I was curious to see how much I had lost for the past couple of days. I hopped on the scale and I am happy to report I lost 5.6 lbs since Monday! That really made my day! I am on the road to success! Although I challenged myself to only weighing myself once a week, I figure no harm done if I took an enseey weeny peak :) It is actually motivating me to stick to the plan even more. Who cares if I belong to the Daily Weighers Anonymous?! It is what is working for me so I think I may just disregard that particular challenge. I hope everyone is having a great on plan day like me!

Someone had asked me about the oatmeal cookie recipe and I believe this is the one from the back of the oatmeal box. I saw this on the recipe message board at http://www.mymedifast.com/ and tried them in the past and they were just okay so I never made them again. Nothing to get excited about, especially when it uses over 2 condiments for a meal. I decided to re-visit the recipe and add plain old crunchy peanut butter and it really made a difference. You could use powdered peanut butter or PB2 in this recipe as a substitute, but since I had regular peanut butter in the house from my dear husband, I decided to use that instead. 2 tbsp of PB2 is 1 snack white 1 tbsp of regular peanut butter is 1 snack. I was pleasantly surprised that they were actually pretty good considering I don't like the oatmeal. They were nice and sweet, but what it lacked was crispiness. I tried baking it longer, but it never crisped up. It was still a tasty soft cookie and I believe the peanut butter helped mask that chemical after taste that the oatmeal seems to leave behind. I would make this again when I am craving a peanut butter oatmeal cookie :) It definitely doesn't feel like I am on any type of diet when I eat these. Next time I would like to try blending the oatmeal raisin crunch bar (softened by the microwave) and the oatmeal cookie recipe. I am craving oatmeal raisin cookies and I am sure that combination just might deliver what I am looking for. I made these cookies the night before and stored them in the fridge. I think it is best to eat these when they are cool or cold. Little did I know that I have a big mouse in the house. Yeah, my husband LOL. He must have woke up some time in the middle of the night and ate half my cookies! He seemed to enjoy it. I think he must have thought I made oatmeal cookies for him :) I swear, my hubby will eat anything, but I love him! Enjoy this recipe!


Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
1 pkt. oatmeal (I use maple brown sugar) - 1 Meal
1/4 tsp cinnamon (1/2 Condiment)
1 pkt splenda (1 Condiment)
1/3 cup water
1/8 tsp baking powder (1/4 Condiment)
1/2 tsp vanilla (1/2 Condiment)
1 tbsp Peanut Butter - Optional (1 Snack)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and let sit for 5 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Drop by spoonfuls to make 5-6 small cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

1 Meal with 2 1/4 Condiments and 1 Snack

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