Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Diabetic Approved!

by Michelle on September 20, 2010

Mr. Tastebuds just loves Chocolate Chip Cookies but since he is diabetic he has to be careful. So I’ve been experimenting with cookie recipe after cookie recipe, trying to find a good substitute for the All-American Chocolate Chip Cookie. So far I have found Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes that were awful and some that were good, but none that were “blog worthy”.

A few days ago I was doing my weekly cookie search and happened upon the “Eating Well” site. I was going about my business scanning cookie recipes and noticed the word Tahini. Hmmmm…interesting ingredient for a cookie! I knew I had to give this recipe a try!

And OH MY GOSH…these cookies are just delicious!




Now, I am not a fan of Chocolate Chip Cookies, but after baking them, of course I have to give at least one cookie a taste test. So I made a cup of tea and sat down to test my cookie. And then I had another cookie and then another and another. Finally I called it quits after I had downed my 6th cookie! On the other hand, Mr. Tastbuds does not like foreign ingredients ie: Oats, in his Chocolate Chip Cookie but he just loves these cookies and repeatedly told me how good they were! I am just so happy to have finally found a good Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe not only diabetic approved but low carbohydrate too!

The cookies are very sweet and I think I could cut down the sugar even more. If the Rolled Oats had been ground a little bit I do think they would blend better. The recipe calls for 1 TBL of Vanilla and I did cut that down to 2 tsp Vanilla which is plenty. And I did use Dark Brown Sugar instead of Light Brown.





Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups Rolled Oats, (not quick-cooking)
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/2 cup White Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Tahini
4 TBL cold Butter, cut into pieces
2/3 cup Granulated Sugar (Next time I will eliminate or at least cut down the Granulated Sugar)
2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar (I used Dark Brown Sugar)
1 Egg
1 TBL Vanilla (I used 2 tsp)
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped

1. With an electric mixer beat Tahini and cold butter until well blended. Add Egg, Baking Soda, Vanilla, Salt and Cinnamon and mix well. Then blend in the White and Brown Sugar.

2. While mixing gradually add Pastry Flour and White Flour.

3. Mixing by hand, add the Rolled Oats, Chocolate Chips and Nuts, making sure to thoroughly blend.

4. With damp hands or a 1 TBL Cookie Scoop, roll 1 tablespoon of the batter into a ball, place it on a prepared baking sheet and slightly flatten, but don’t let the sides crack. Continue with the remaining batter, spacing the flattened balls at least 2″ apart.

5. Bake the cookies until golden brown, about 16 minutes. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.





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A gorgeous full pantry!




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  • Libby September 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Those cookies look good. And what a beautiful–and FULL–pantry. You’ll be eating well this winter. :)

  • maria September 20, 2010 at 10:35 am

    These cookies look wonderful!

  • Jenny Flake September 20, 2010 at 11:37 am

    What fabulous photos of delicious cookies…love the pantry shot too :) Too fun!

  • Joanne September 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    These are so intriguing! Almost like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies…but with tahini. I need to try them!

  • Tracy September 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    They look great! I love that picture of your pantry full of preserves, too!

  • Carolyn In Oz September 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    These look yummy, I like oats in things and the tahinni paste is a very interesting addtion. The preserves are mind blowing I must get my cupboards organised and do some this year.

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction September 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Wow… Those cookies look pretty good! And, I’m loving that picture of your pantry.

  • Daisy September 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    That pantry is more than full; it is lovely. Beautiful.

  • Lady Joanella September 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Your pantry looks impressive. I just love preserving, but dont do much bottling now, mainly just freeze our excess fruit and veg. Can’t display it like you are able :(

  • Lady Joanella September 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    The rolled oats and also the cinnamon would help to lower the Gi which is a plus in this recipe which is an interesting adaptation of ANZAC biscuits – they certainly look and sound nice .
    There’s a bit too much HiGi sugar for the type 2 diabetic in our family though.
    I will try substituting the combined amount of sugar with an equal amount of LoGicane the LowGi sugar now available in Australia. I substitute the LowGi sugar in everything now. Sometimes it works sometimes not.
    If not well we generally keep that cake or cookie for special occassions and small serves only. :)

  • megan September 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Wish my pantry looked like your pantry! :) I’m sending this recipe to my girlfriend who is diabetic too. She’ll be thanking you!

  • Bonnie- September 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    What a beautifully organized and colorful pantry. You have been hard at work. Won’t it taste nice to open a jar of all of these wonderul things in the dead of winter?

  • Elwood September 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Tahini? Who’d have thunk it. :) Kudos for all the can goods. They look beautiful.

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify September 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    That’s great that the recipe is diabetic approved! Very cool! You have quite the pantry!

  • Melanie September 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I’ll have to forward this recipe to my mom. She has tahini that she doesn’t know what to do with except to use in hummus. These cookies look scrumptious! I’m in awe of your pantry. I’m trying to figure out what’s in all the jars:) You will eat well this winter!!

  • clarice September 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    You must be very proud of that pantry–Wow!

  • Cookin' Canuck September 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I would love to make these for my diabetic grandmother, but will probably use sugar-free chocolate (she needs that!). The rolled oats are a really nice addition.

  • Mimi September 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

    My good friend is diabetic and I am always looking for recipes to make for her. This looks like a winner.
    I must admit I am a little jealous of your beautiful pantry.
    Mimi

  • Kim September 25, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Oh my Michelle! Just look at your pantry….it’s beautiful!!

    Tahini is definitely a fun ingredient for a cookie. I imagine that it helps to act as a binder w/out adding additional sugar like applesauce or other fruit purees would. I’m so glad to hear that your husband can enjoy one of his favorite things this way.

  • rebecca September 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    oh my these look wonderful perfect combo

  • katrina September 27, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Wow! those look like GREAT cookies! I would love to try making these with Sunbutter (sunflower seeds) since that’s my absolute favr right now. You are such an amazing cookie maker ♥

  • rose silver September 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Yummy! I can’t wait to bake my own cookies. Thanks for the recipe. Chocolate chips cookies are my favorites! It is perfect to combine with fresh milk. I used to do this when I was a kid.

  • maggy@threemanycooks September 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

    OH MY GOSH! I am so jealous of your pantry. Oh yea, and the cookies look delicious too 😉

  • Kayte October 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Still curious about the Tahini thing…guys do not like, so not sure yet. That is one GORGEOUS pantry, I would just sit and stare at it for hours if I were you…so lovely to have all that on hand.

  • Melanie Plush October 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    That is an amazing pantry! I am interested for having a pantry like yours. Maybe I should start to store something for my new pantry. I truly agree that oatmeal cookies are good for diabetic persons. My mom has stocks of oatmeal cookies in jars and whenever she take her snack she always eat plenty of cookies and always partner with some hot tea. I know it is not best for some hot tea but I think my mom is used to it just to make her health better.

  • Mel Schoenhut October 14, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Your pantry is really stunning! I can never have a pantry like yours even if I aim to have like that. How did you make your pantry looks like that? It is really seem to have just liked your cookies you can get lots of nutrients.

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