"Healthy" Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are divine. We where sitting around one night about a week a go talking about this blog and the things we wanted to do with it. Then the idea of making cookies came up. We didn't have an oatmeal raisin cookie recipes on hand so we hit the internet. Which is where we found this gem. The reviews where really mixed. With most people complaining that they were not sweet enough. It isn't your traditional cookie and it isn't all the sweat. But with a the few additions we have put in, like brown sugar. I would say it is one of the greatest oatmeal cookies we have come across and it uses up our great storage of apple butter. It also doesn't hurt that they are a little on the healthy side. Its a Win/Win in my book. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

3 c. oatmeal
1 c. raisins
1 c. water
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. apple butter
2 eggs
1/4 c. oil
1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. flour
1 c. wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375.
Put oatmeal on a cookie sheet and toast for 15 minutes. Meanwhile put raisins and water in a pot and bring to a low simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain off the water, and let the raisins cool along with the oats after they get out of the oven. Mix together brown sugar, sugar, apple butter, eggs, oil, and vanilla for 5 minutes. Sift together flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to the wet. Stir in oatmeal and raisins. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Originally posted on "The Food Network" - Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. We have modified it somewhat.

The Dry Ingredients:

Should look like this after mixing:

Onto the cookie sheet:


Heidi January 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

I made these with my friend yesterday. They turned out absolutely delicious, I couldn't stop eating them.... so I really hope they are healthy! She was somewhat hesitant when I said it was a "healthy" cookie recipe but she was pleasantly surprised. I think most telling was that her son, who is possibly the pickiest eater on the planet (We're talking about a kid who won't eat anything most days except dog biscuits and uncooked macoroni noodles)... He ate four of these cookies! So yes, good recipe.