Saturday, July 6, 2013

healthy oatmeal cookies

I don't share a lot of recipe here, but I'm always looking this one up for Jack so I decided to share.

We've made this recipe by Martha Stewart a few times and it's a family favorite.  Not too rich and the raisins really add to the sweetness; it's a satisfying treat.

Jack and I made the cookies tonight, but this time we followed the suggestions in the reviews and used olive oil instead of vegetable oil (olive oil has more health benefits than vegetable oil), added a dash of milk and a pinch of sea salt.  I think it's more moist and tastes just as good with the changes. 


Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum-free)

1/3 cup olive oil

2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick-cooking)

1/2 cup raisins

a dash of milk

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours and baking powder; set aside.

2.) In a large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and stir to combine; mix in oats and raisins.

3.) Using two tablespoons of dough per cookie, roll into balls; place on two baking sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. For moist cookies, bake 14 minutes, let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

4.) Enjoy! 
Jack snuggling on the couch fresh out of the tub, with his favorite blankey, eating warm oatmeal cookies and drinking a glass of cold milk.

2 comments:

  1. I love:
    the recipe,
    Jack's chef's hat,
    and the cool pic of him on the couch; oh my, he is growing up momma!

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    1. He totally insisted on the entire outfit! I think I might make him a camo apron for his birthday :)

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