When making oatmeal cookies instead of ordinary ones, what ingredient does the oatmeal replace?

Question by : When making oatmeal cookies instead of ordinary ones, what ingredient does the oatmeal replace?
Or is it just an added ingredient? Are oatmeal cookies healthier than regular ones? Anyone got any examples of a normal raisin cookie recipe and then an oatmeal raisin cookie one?
Thanks so I’m guessing oatmeal ones are actually unhealthier because even though oatmeal isn’t bad, it’s just adding calories which could be avoided with a regular cookie. And oatmeal and raisin cookies are quite popular.
I quite clearly meant ‘regular cookies’ as a plain cookie recipe as opposed to one with oatmeal. So.

Best answer:

Answer by Christy
The oatmeal is not replacing anything. It is an oatmeal cookie. A raisin cookie recipe is different recipe.

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  1. Odwin Oddball says:

    There is no such thing as a “regular” cookie.

    If you mean sugar cookie, or chocolate chip cookie, or whatever, that is what you need to say. not regular cookie as this is absolutely meaningless.

  2. sheloves_dablues says:

    As the other answerers have already advised, there is no such thing as a “regular” cookie recipe.

    Each type of cookie has it’s own recipe. If you want to make an oatmeal cookie, look up a recipe for oatmeal cookies..

    And yes, an oatmeal cookie is healthier than a cookie without oatmeal. I don’t know how you figure an oatmeal cookie has calories that another cookie doesn’t have… That’s a ridiculous notion. A cookie contains as many calories as it contains.

  3. Jareth's Trousers says:

    The oatmeal isn’t replacing anything. However, be sure to use the kind of oat the recipe calls for or you are going to end up with a texture you might not want.

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