Sort of Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

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Joanne Gruskin

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@joannelg

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Depends how many you eat.
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    butter or shortening
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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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Course/Dish: Cookies



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