best oatmeal cookies
the symbol * is what I substitute things for to make them healthy
1 1/3 cups oats rolled oats or quick cooking
1/3 cup flour all purpose
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons butter unsalted butter is best and it should be at room temperature ( margarine may be substituted) *6 tablespoons coconut oil melted
3/4 cup brown sugar light brown sugar *3/4 or a little less of coconut sugar
3/4 cup raisins and chocolate chips *also add coconut flakes or chopped nuts
1/3 cup flax seeds ground up
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Using a hand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar and add the egg, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth.In a separate bowl, mix the oats, raisins, flax seeds and flour with baking powder and baking soda and pinch of salt.Then using a rubber spatula, fold the oat mixture into the egg mixture. The dough will be a little crumbly, that’s ok.
Using a tablespoon measuring spoon or a small ice cream scoop or oiled hands, pick up golf ball sizes of the dough and place them on the cookie sheet about 1/2 inches apart ( these cookies don’t spread too much).
Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. Take them out while the center is still soft but the edges have set .