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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

1 egg

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 .

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Capital E
Capital E
May 23, 2020

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

I love cookies but I am a really bad cooker so I will try to do my best.



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