It’s a common misconception that all oatmeal cookies are healthy. Unfortunately, many conventional or supermarket-sold oatmeal cookies are packed with sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and many artificial additives including food coloring, while still marketed as “healthy cookies”.
Most moms are so busy, that the idea of making healthy homemade snacks and treats is just not realistic. That’s why we try to feature easy and fast recipes that will “do the job” with picky little eaters, provide them with necessary nutrients and make it possible for busy moms.
The following recipe resulted from not having any eggs available while needing to make oatmeal cookies for a scheduled kids’ event. It’s a combination of few recipes by others with my own experimentation and personal preference for certain criteria such as having semi-sweet cookies rather than sweet.
Making these cookies is also a great opportunity to get your kids involved in the kitchen and grow their passion for cooking and baking.
Ingredients (about 24 cookies):
- 8 ounces (2 sticks) quality butter or margarine, preferably organic
- 2 cups whole oats
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup milk, warm
- 2 tablespoon honey (or cream of coco)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease bottom of a baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and pour warm milk over; set aside.
- In a large bowl, soften or liquify butter over medium heat or in a microwave, then add honey, vanilla, raisins and chocolate chips and mix all ingredients well together. Then add oat mix and flour one spoonful at a time, until all ingredients are blended well.
- Shape into little balls with an ice cream scoop or teaspoon and place each ball on baking pan, about 1.5 inches apart.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown as desired. Remove from oven and allow to cool for another 15-20 minutes before serving.
Enjoy and use your imagination in creating your own version of there oatmeal cookies.
If you prefer baking with eggs, try our recipe of oatmeal cookies with almonds.