Recipe by Beth E
I made these cookies from a home basics recipe with my own additions and omissions. Getting them ready to take camping and I sure hope they last that long. They are yummy!
- 1⁄2 cup margarine (I used golden crisco)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 (14 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
- 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup dried currant
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- 1 cup walnuts or 1 cup pecans or 1 cup almonds, roughly chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- With an electric mixer beat margarine together with sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Add pineapple to egg mixture and beat just to combine.
- In a large bowl whisk together oats, flour, soda and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and blend well. Mix in fruit and nuts by hand.
- Drop 1/3 cup measures of the batter onto the prepared sheets leaving 2 inches in between each cookie. Flatten with damp hands to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Bake until golder brown approx 15 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand 5 minutes then place on a rack to cool.
- ** I didn't use pineapple and found the mix a little dry so added 1/2 apple sauce. Forgot the vanilla and it tasted just fine. For the dried fruit I added a mixture of raisins, currants, dried cranberries and choc chips. Have a few here that don't like nuts so I just tossed in a small handful of pecans, walnuts and almonds.
- I also made mine much smaller than called for.
- Next time I'll try adding some ground flax. Or maybe some wheat germ -- bran -- lots of healthy add ins could be used.