Life would be better without complications. But that simply isn’t the one it works. The one time you get tongue-tied and stutter has to be when you’re talking to the boy you like. The one time you so desperately need to satisfy your mac ‘n’ cheese craving is when your dormitory convenience store has sold out of it. And the one time you think cookies are the solution to all your problems in the world? Well, looks like there’s no butter left.
But, as much as there’s no telling what complications life will throw your way, there’s no telling what amazing solutions you’re just as capable of coming up with. So I solved it all by making up my own no-butter recipe. Enjoy, readers.
Natalie’s No-Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Baked mine with chocolate chips ’cause I had some left)
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.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Beat the two eggs until frothy in a mixing bowl.
- Mix in both the brown sugar and the granulated sugar. Add the cooking oil and vanilla.
- Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and then add it in.
- Add oats, flour, and salt. Mix thoroughly. At this point, feel free to add in your dried fruit/chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.
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