These fresh-baked homemade healthy oatmeal cookies boast whole grain goodness, and they’re a great way to warm up the kitchen in cool autumn weather (they make a perfect lunchbox treat, too). They are also a great way to get kids to snack healthy.
Ingredients (about 15 servings):
- 8 ounces butter or margarine (2 sticks)
- 2 medium-sized eggs (room temperature)
- 2 cups whole oats (not steel cut)
- 1 tablespoon honey (or 2 if not using any sugar)
- ½ cup brown sugar (optional)
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup almond halves, chopped (Save 10 pieces for top decoration, chop the rest)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease bottom of your baking pan or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix eggs, butter and sugar until almost liquid. Add dry mix one spoonful at a time, add raisins and chopped almonds until all ingredients are mixed equally.
- Shape into little balls with an ice cream scoop or tablespoon and place each ball on baking pan, about 1.5 inches apart. Place an almond on top of each ball and press in gently.
- Bake for about 15 minutes; remove from oven and cool for another 20-30 minutes before serving.