Oatmeal..Yeck! Oatmeal Cookies…Yum!

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 😛

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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

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 3500F
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add 2 eggs, slightly beaten.
  4. Add vanillapixlr(2)[1].jpg
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.pixlr_20160306232421572[1].jpg
  6. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
  7. Stir in the oatmeal one cup at a time.
  8. Add the raisins and stir.pixlr_20160306232158177[1].jpg
  9. Chill mixture for 10-15 mins. This would make it easier to scoop.
  10. Use a spoon to scoop dough and round them into balls.  Place balls on a
    non-stick cookie pan or use parchment paper.pixlr_20160306232246477[1].jpg
  11. Bake 10-12 mins depending on the size of each cookie.
  12. 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…

~CW

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