Sunday, December 16, 2012

Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Speaking of cookies....these oatmeal raisin cookies are the best! I didn't even think I liked oatmeal cookies until I had these bad boys. The first time we made them, we followed a normal recipe, and then we started to tinker. We ended up with the best tasting whole grain, low sugar, organic cookie out there. They are dynamite! Chewy, gooey, a tad crispy on the edges. I could eat them every day. They might not be health food, but they are pretty good for you as far as cookies go. If you use coconut oil instead of butter and substitute all maple syrup for the sugar like we did the last time we made them, I think they could actually be classified as health food. 


1 stick of butter OR 1/2 cup coconut oil
1 egg
3/4 cup sweetener (can be any combination of sugar, maple syrup, molasses, agave, etc)
1 cup whole wheat flour (regular, pastry, or white whole wheat)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
splash of vanilla
1/4 cup of raisins (or more!)

Preheat oven to 350. Cream the butter, vanilla, egg, and sugar and/or maple syrup and/or molasses together in one bowl. Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl.

Then combine the two bowls.

Plop some blobs onto a baking sheet and put them in the oven for  10-15 minutes.

This is what you end up with. Yum yum!

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