Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
These are wonderful and easy to make cookies. From my Great American Home Baking collection.
- 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple (such as Granny Smith)
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375°F In a medium bowl, combine oats, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Stir to combine.
- Stir in raisins and apples.
- In a large bowl, combine egg, honey, oil and milk.
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Mix to form a smooth batter.
- Drop batter onto ungreased baking sheets, using a rounded teaspoon of dough for each cookies, leaving 2 inches between.
- Dip fingers into water.
- Press dough down to about 1 1/2-inch diameter Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden Remove sheet from oven.
- Transfer cookies to cooling rack.
I was quite happy with this recipe, but it makes an odd cookie, as can be expected by using oil as the fat. The consistency of the cookies was very soft and quite cake-like, and they tended to fall apart after a couple of days of storage. I agree with the other reviewers that the recipe would make excellent muffins or mini-muffins. I wish I had a mini-muffin pan, but when I make this recipe again, I probably will make it in muffin form instead of cookie form. I used old-fashioned oats that i had chopped more finely with my hand-blender attachment as I don't think this recipe would do well with the more rustic texture of plain old-fashioned oats. I also didn't use raisins. I used Jona-Mac apples peeled and chopped finely, which is a bit labor-intensive but worth it. Next time I also might reduce the brown sugar content as I tend to like things less sweet and would like more of the honey character to come through. A final note, I baked my cookies on parchment paper as suggested in other comments, and the cookies seemed to be a bit more brown on the bottom than I would have expected from their tops.
Like other reviewers, I made mini-muffins rather than cookies. Here are some tips I hope will help you: you will get 36 mini muffins, fill each muffin tin level with the top, bake 375 for 12 minutes. I plan to frost them with a maple buttercream and then sprinkle with walnuts. Excellent!
For this recipe I chose to make mine in mini muffin pans. My DH loved this flavor of them. I loved the flavor of this recipe. Will be making again. Great cookies or mini muffins to try!