These are easy to make! and healthy for you too (small amount of butter & sugar), but still so very sweet and wholesome. The cookies are chewy and go great with any other add-ins (raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc.) Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com
- 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose is good too)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats (aka oatmeal)
- chopped dates (optional) or figs (optional) or raisins (optional) or currants (optional) or chocolate chips (optional) or chopped nuts, etc (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray (just for convenience :]).
- Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and water thoroughly.
- Sift together the dry ingredients then stir in the oats. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix. Add any additional ingredients you've chosen.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
I liked this recipe! To make them even healthier, I used ground flax seed instead of butter (my blender did a great job of grinding my flaxseed). To substitute, use 3 TBS of ground flaxseed for every TBS of butter. I also substituted 1/4 cup agave nectar for the honey and half the brown sugar (so just 1/4 cup total of agave nectar). So I omitted the honey, and only used 1/4 cup brown sugar. Agave nectar is lower on the glycemic index and does not affect blood sugar levels as much as sugar. It is also very sweet so you can use 1/2 the amount of sugar that a recipe calls for. Also added cinnamon as some suggested-loved the results! I am doing the points plus program for Weight Watchers and three of these cookies equals 4 points! Thanks for the recipe!
These cookies are fantastic! I use vanilla yogurt instead of butter, add in flax seed and cinnamon, and cut the sugar and honey in half, and they are still sweet enough. We love cookies but like being healthy, and this recipe allows us to have both. Thanks for a great, easy recipe!
Wow, what a great little recipe! My brothers gobbled these up. I used a bit less salt, like Coolmom suggested, and I added 1/4 t. cinnamon and 1/2 c. each of raisins and chocolate chips. This recipe doesn't take long to make -- it doesn't make very many cookies either, but that's fine, because then there aren't a bunch of leftovers to tempt me. lol. :) Yummy when eaten warm with a glass of cold milk! They got the Picky Sibling Seal of Approval. I only baked them for 12 minutes and they were done. Next time, I think I'll use 1/3 c. of the chips and raisins (1/2 c. almost seemed like too much). Thanks for a super good and relatively healthy recipe to make for my family!