Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Pompeian. #PledgeforEVOO
Everyday I pack the kids lunches. It is a little tedious (especially since they are old enough to do it themselves) but it is something I really enjoy doing for them. When I can, I like to include a homemade treat. Something sweet and maybe a little healthy.
For my most recent treat, I combined my two favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal. I created the fabulous Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie! I also did something that I have never done to cookies, I swapped out butter for Pompeian Olive Oil.
I read the facts:
By switching out butter and using the olive oil, I was saving saturated fat and cholesterol.
Check out Pompeian’s website to learn more!
I was hesitant at first, would my cookies be oily? I use olive oil everyday when I cook but never in baking. I can say after baking these cokies they were actually perfect!
So what is the butter to olive oil exchange ratio? Pompeian has a nice conversion chart here.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Olive Oil
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
- 6 tablespoons Pompeian Olive Oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup granualted sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
|Blend together eggs, oil and sugar.|
|Stir in the chocolate chips and oatmeal.|
|Slowly add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla and mix on medium until well blended together.|
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees.|
|Shape these cookies into balls and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.|
|When they come out, if they haven't all flattened go ahead and flatten them with the spatula. This will almost give them a "crinkle cookie" look.|
I took the pledge at Pompeian’s Facebook Page and entered to instantly win a prize from Pompeian. I didn’t win but maybe you will! Pompeian is giving away prize packs that include a free movie redemption code and a coupon for a free bottle of olive oil and every week in August (National Olive Oil Month) 5 additional fans who have pledged will win a fun prize pack on Pompeian’s timeline.
Have you swapped out your butter for olive oil yet?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Pompeian.