The Surprising Health Benefit of Home-Made Cookies

Using healthy diabetic cookie recipes lets you enjoy occasional treats!Well, it’s the first day of October and, as such, it is National Home Made Cookies day. Now, it’s all well and good for me to tell you that, but what kind of Houston podiatrist would I be if I didn’t offer my diabetic patients a safe way to enjoy this day along with the rest of the followers of national holidays of dubious origins?

Not only did I scour the internet and find you a delicious recipe from Prevention magazine, but it even has some ground cinnamon in it, which research suggests may help you control your blood sugar.

How can you thank me? Make and enjoy the recipe (printed below) and make sure to schedule regular foot checks with Dr. Andrew Schneider to maintain your diabetic foot health (and feel free to bring in something tasty when you come for your checkup!)


Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat no-stick baking sheets with no-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until well-blended. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats and raisins or dates. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2" between cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Do not overbake. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Or, if using parchment paper, slide the cookies and parchment paper onto a countertop to cool.


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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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