Oatmeal Cookies: a wholesome deluxe delight.

Oatmeal cookies, and their many versions, are a very filling deluxe snack and make for great gifts. They're not only filling, but are healthier than most other cookies. Give these as gifts and your loved ones, friends or relatives will be especially grateful when the moment arises when they're just hungry enough for a quick bite, but want something that will give them some nutritional value. Since you thought of them ahead of time and delivered them this wholesome treat, they have just what they need. Good job!

stack of oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

They can dip them in milk or hot chocolate and they'll havea a heavenly treat in their mouths. This traditional deluxe sweet will fill their empty stomachs up in no time and they'll still be wanting more. Send a batch of this original Oatmeal Raisin recipe to your son or daughter if they're away at school. The combination of cinnamon, sugar and raisin is hard to stop eating once you get started. I prefer them extra chewy. At the bottom of the recipe there's a tip how to make them either chewy or crispy.

  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups oats quick or old-fashioned
  • 1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat margarine and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes for chewy; 10-11 minutes for crunchy cookies. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack (optional). Store tightly covered

apple cranberry oatmeal cookies Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy? Yes, definetly. The mix of fruits, raisins and oats and the flavor of brown sugar and cinnamon makes me hungry just thinking about it. How about you? This recipe for oatmeal cookies is an upgrade from the previous one and will make your son or daugher away at college equally as happy to receive a batch. I'm sure your grandma or mom wouldn't mind them either. What do you think?

  • 3 cup quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar - firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped finely

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large mixer bowl, combine butter, sugar, egg, milk, honey and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture and mix at low speed just until blended. Stir in cranberries and apples. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one sheet at a time at for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on baking sheet before transfering them to a cooling rack. Makes about 36 cookies.

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