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sort of healthy oatmeal cookies

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a recipe by
Joanne Gruskin
Miami, FL

Yesterday I made the baked oatmeal, the one with the 1/2 cup of butter and cup of brown sugar--it tasted as good as it sounded. I promised to post my oatmeal cookie recipe, the one I've been using forever and is a way to use up the quick cooking oatmeal that I've abandoned in favor of McCann's, the oatmeal that takes a half hour to cook, time very well spent.

★★★★★ 1
serves Depends how many you eat.
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For sort of healthy oatmeal cookies

  • 1 c
    butter or shortening
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 2 c
    instant or rolled oats
  • 1 c
    chopped dried apricots or raisins, plumped in water or cream sherry
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts)

How To Make sort of healthy oatmeal cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    Plump dried apricots (or raisins) by soaking in warm water or sherry (30 seconds in a microwave helps)
  • 3
    Cream butter or shortening and sugar in electric mixer or food processor
  • 4
    Beat in the spices, salt, soda and flour. In a food processor, turn on and off quickly until just combined.
  • 5
    Sir in: oatmeal, apricots or raisins (drained), nuts
  • 6
    Drop by teaspoonfuls, 3 inches apart, on greased cookie sheets
  • 7
    Bake at 350 degrees, 8-10 minutes, or until just browned on bottom
  • 8
    Cool on racks

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