This weekend we had dinner at our friends’ house, and I was asked to bring dessert. I made a batch of whole wheat brownies, which I planned to bring, but wanted to bake something else since I wasn’t sure if their small children would enjoy the rich chocolately awesomeness of the brownies. I decided to make oatmeal cookies, which have some healthy aspects. The cookies came out wonderfully, and were enjoyed by the guests of all ages, so I thought I would share my recipe with you.
1 1/2 cups of organic flour
1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup organic fair trade sugar
1/2 cup butter or Earth Balance, melted
1 tablespoon honey
1 cage-free, organic egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup organic milk or milk substitute (like almond, soy, rice or oat)
1 1/2 cups uncooked organic oatmeal
1/2 cup dried organic cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350º F. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the dry ingredients. Stir in the wet ingredients to make a dough. Then work in the remaining ingredients. Drop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake until the top and edges are lightly browned (about 10-14 minutes, depending on your oven).
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Love it! I’m gonna have to give this recipe a try this week. I worked on Morning Glory Muffins made with organic whole wheat flour – they were yummy. But I have a soft spot for cookies and these look super yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Thanks! They are yummy, and not super sweet. I look forward to seeing your Morning Glory Muffins recipe!
this is the second cookie recipe i’ve stumbled across today that i so want to make. i love oatmeal based cookies – they’re the perfect blend of healthy and treat : )
That’s true! i’d love a link to the other recipe, if you have it. I’m always on the lookout for new ones. Thanks!
These sound like a great way to warm up the kitchen and to make the house smell good.
They are! The cinnamon and oatmeal give it a warm, wintery smell. I forgot to mention, also, that with the Vitamin C in the cranberries and the naturally antibacterial properties of the cinnamon, it makes these cookies especially good for winter (by substituting the sugar with some honey or maple syrup, it would make it healthier).
Omg, my mouth is watering just looking at your blog, and I just ate! And I love what you said above about the antibacterial properties of the cinnamon and vitamin C in the cranberries! I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t have to be nasty to be medicine! (my friends little boy calls me when he’s sick because he doesn’t like the yucky cough medicine, he wants some of that “yummy tea that you make me”!:) makes me feel warm and fuzzy every time!
Thanks so much. I encourage you to try the recipe! And thanks for your comment on the cinnamon and Vitamin C. Food is full of health constituents. It’s great that you have given your friend’s little boy an opportunity to see that medicine doesn’t have to be yucky. I’ve had a cold the last couple of days and have enjoyed drinking copious amounts of herbal tea with lemon and honey. Besides, recent study showed that cough medicine is largely ineffective, so why torture yourself and your family?
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