Oatmeal Cookies

One of the Dearliest’s favorites.

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Oatmeal Cookies (Yield: About 4 dozen)

1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
(to use honey instead, see below)

2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup nuts or raisins
1 cup chocolate chips
3 cups old fashioned oats

1) Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
2) In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars.
2) Beat in eggs one at a time.
3) In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
4) Gradually mix dry mixture into wet.
5) Stir in nuts/ raisins/ oats.
6) Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet, then bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden.
7) Remove to cooling rack.

For times when I want a slightly healthier cookie (for me, this means no refined sugar), I have successfully adapted this recipe to honey. The texture is not quite the same, but it’s still a nice, chewy oatmeal cookie.

Instead of brown and white sugar, substitute:

3/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon molasses

To compensate for the extra moisture, add 1/4 cup to the flour (making 2 cups total).

Sometimes I use half wheat flour, as it adds a little nutty flavor.

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