I am pretty sure that I am not the first parent who was puzzled by this mystery: how can 2 types of food, sharing very similar ingredients (oatmeal, butter, sugar, raisins and cinnamon), elicit 2 very opposite responses from our children? And I’ve realized that the magic word is: cookies. Turning oatmeal into oatmeal COOKIES makes all the difference 😛
So for those of you who cannot seem to get some whole grains into your little ones, we’d like to share our favorite oatmeal cookie recipe.
What you’ll need:
- 1 stick of butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp of vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- a pinch of salt (optional)
- 3 cups of old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup of raisins
- Preheat oven to 3500F
- Cream butter and brown sugar.
- Add 2 eggs, slightly beaten.
- Add vanilla
- In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
- Stir in the oatmeal one cup at a time.
- Add the raisins and stir.
- Chill mixture for 10-15 mins. This would make it easier to scoop.
- Use a spoon to scoop dough and round them into balls. Place balls on a
non-stick cookie pan or use parchment paper.
- Bake 10-12 mins depending on the size of each cookie.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 2 mins. before removing from cookie pan.
Now if only there’s a recipe for a green bean cookie???
Til next adventure…