Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 17 of Cookies: Oatmeal

Today in NOTL:  Cold...with nearly noonish temps right at 13F/-10C and snow falling.  It may warm up but only a degree or two.

We just finished the blogtalkradio show; we have done parts 1 and 2 and will finish up on Friday.  Then...we'll see what the angels have next to say!

I think next year I will not dedicate 24 days to cookies.  Spending hours browsing the hundreds and hundreds of cookie recipes I have to pick out only 24 is NOT wise when one is trying to decrease the amount of sugar one ingests!  Not that I'm diving into cookies, but I sure am WANTING to dive into

With that in mind, then, today's cookie is far healthier than most others.  It has sugar, of course, and is delicious, so you don't want to clear a platter of 'em....but it does have fiber and healthy ingredients, so it isn't ALL bad...

Guiltless Wonders (Oatmeal Cookies)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup regular flour (all purpose)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed firmly
1 egg (I use large or jumbo eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup oats (not the instant or quick oats)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts (pecans or other nuts work as well)

Oven at 350F.  Cookie sheets sprayed with nonstick coating or lined with waxed/parchment or
silicone sheets

1.  In large bowl, beat with fork: oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
2.  Add flour in portions, stirring to combine.
3.  Add oats, raisins, and nuts, stirring to mix well into the dough.
4.  Drop cookies onto sheets, about 2 inches apart.
5.  Bake till browned, about 8-10 minutes for small cookies.
6.  Cool on cookie sheet one or two minutes to set edges, then place on rack until completely

Store in tightly covered container.

These cookies blend both white and whole wheat flour; you can use all whole wheat if you like.  Now, despite being labeled healthy, these cookies are first and foremost DELICIOUS!  Plus, the nuts and raisins give them that lumpy bumpy look that is so very appealing in a cookie.  YUM. 

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Art today is a card I did for a Christmas swap; the sparkly silver tinsel doesn't show, nor the shine on the ornaments.  I had been challenged to do a Christmas tree and protested that I couldn't do it justice.  Said my friend, you did Christmas trees when you were a do a kiddie version of a Christmas tree!  I did and while part of me groans to see it, part of me likes the little-kid energy of it.  Christmas trees bring out the little kid in us - if they're the right kind of Christmas tree, that is!

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