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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Depends how many you eat.
30 Min
10 Min


  • 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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