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Oatmeal Cookies (My Way and Ina Garten’s Way)

Last weekend I was looking at the ingredients I had on hand to see what kind of dessert I could come up with.  I also looked through my Ina Garten cookbooks and the thought hit me.  I absolutely love her recipes but I wanted a “completely normal down to earth, I have everything on hand,” recipe to make.  There it was, one of my husbands favorites, Oatmeal Cookies.  As it contained oatmeal which is good for a diabetic, I decided to try it.  I substitued baking splenda for the sugar and the brown sugar.  At the time, I wasn’t really sure it would work.  They turned out fabulous and my husband enjoyed them so much.  In fact, I enjoyed them and really could not tell the difference in using sugar or baking splenda in the recipe.

Here is the link to Ina’s Recipe and it is just fabulous.  I substituted 1/2 cup of baking splenda for the 1 cup of sugar in her recipe.  I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of baking splenda as a substitute for the 1 cup of dark brown sugar.

http://barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=31

I made 3 dozen cookies from the recipe. I do think because I used Splenda in the recipe, they did not stay fresh as long as they would if I would have used sugar in the recipe.  However, we enjoyed them and the next time I make them, we will just have to eat them faster.  So Yummy!  Happy Baking Everyone and thank you Ina Garten for your great recipes.

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