Thursday, May 19, 2011

Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy cookies; Round 2.  So it was my dad's birthday a few weeks ago and I sent him cookies.  The only problem was that rats had gotten to the cookies before my dad did.  Apparently the post office in Sebastapol has a rat problem due to the feed store next door.  My dad has been bugging me the last few weeks to send him more cookies, so these cookies are in the mail right now.  And hopefully this time the rats wont get them!  My dad wanted a somewhat healthy cookie, so this was what I chose.  They are delicious and I love the honey flavor they have.  Let me know how you like them dad!




Honey Oatmeal Cookies - Adapted from Food Network
Yield: 3 Dozen
Ingredients:
1/2 Cup or 1 Stick Butter, unsalted and room temperature
1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed, dark or light
1/2 Cup Honey
1 Egg
1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Pinch of Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Rolled Oats, quick or old-fashioned
1 Cup Raisins, I used 8 of the snack packs which was just about one cup
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans, optional, I didn't use them

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven 350. Prepare your baking sheets.
  2. Combine the butter, brown sugar, honey.  Beat until light and creamy.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low speed until blended.
  3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl.  Gradually add to the mixer and beat until blended.  Add the raisins, oats and pecans.  Mix just until incorporated. 
  4. Drop tablespoon size dough balls onto a cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Let the cookies cool and move to cooling rack until completely cool.
  6. Enjoy

8 comments:

  1. This is a perfect thing that will last in the mail to your Dad (fingers crossed..cursed rats!) Also, it's a recipe that I'd love to use! Thanks.

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  2. These cookies really looks delicious and healthful! What a perfect way to snack! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  3. Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this week's theme is cheesecake! I'd love for you to join and link up! If you don't have a cheesecake recipe, I'd love for you to come back for this next weeks theme, which is tomorrow, and it's cakes and cake pops!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-bakers-sunday-5.html#comments
    Alyssa

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  4. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

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  5. That honey must add such a delicious undertone to the cookie.

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  6. Lucky rats(and hopefully dad, if the cookies ever get to him)!! I wish i had some coming my way!

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  7. These sound great. I love baking with honey. It has such a distinctive flavor. I can't wait to try these.

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  8. Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg .... that all spells YUM!

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