Our family has a real sweet tooth; everyday we need at least one sweet thing. I don’t go overboard with sugar, however. I like to make our sweets a bit more healthy than other people might, as I add less sugar and add nuts, fruits, or even veggies.
Today I am sharing my favorite oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. Major ingredients include butter, oil, quick cooking oats, and flax seed. If you don’t have quick cooking oats on hand, use old-fashioned oats. I also add pecans to these cookies but chopped walnuts would work great too. I like using nuts as they provide a nice texture.
These cookies are somehow both crispy and chewy at the same time! If you want even chewier cookies, use shortening instead of butter.
These cookies can be frozen up to 3 months. You can even freeze unbaked cookie dough up to 3 months. When frozen you don’t have to thaw; just bake then a few minutes longer.
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 3/4 cup raisin
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. canola oil
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
To begin, you will need two large mixing bowl, one for dry and other for wet ingredients. Measure out the dry ingredients in one bowl and gently mix, then set aside. Place wet ingredients in the other bowl then use a handheld mixer to beat everything well.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the dry ingredients. Beat until thoroughly combined.
Line two large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a large or small ice-cream scoop and drop batter on a cookie sheet and keep them 3-inches apart. Use your finger tips to partially flatten the dough.
Transfer the cookies to preheated oven and bake until cookies are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Makes 20-22 Cookies
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