Sort of Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Joanne Gruskin


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.


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Depends how many you eat.
30 Min
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1 c
butter or shortening
2 c
light brown sugar
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


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

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