A little oatmeal and oat bran mixed into a batch of homemade cookies makes them healthier. Throw in a handful of craisins and walnuts for more good for you taste.
Oatmeal honey cookies are easy to make with fairly basic ingredients. Simple yet satisfying cookies come together fairly fast.
Dress them up with a layer of white chocolate frosting if you like. Just be sure to wait until the cookies are completely cold before putting any frosting on top. That is unless you eat them right away in one big gooey mess right out of the oven.
These soft cookies travel well and make a welcome addition to any lunch box, or serve as a healthy after school snack. A few cookies go a long way. The nutty flavored oat bran and other healthy additions make a hefty cookie.
Oatmeal Honey Cookies
Ingredients:1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups instant oatmeal 1/3 cup oat bran 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, unsalted 2 medium eggs 1 cup honey 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ cup craisins ½ cup walnuts coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets with margarine.
In a large bowl mix together all-purpose flour, instant oatmeal, oat bran, baking soda and cinnamon. (I use a sifter and just dump the bigger remnants that won’t sift into the bowl.) Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl beat butter. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in honey and almond extract. Fold in craisins, walnuts and flour mixture just until combined.
Use a tablespoon and drop on cookie sheet bake in preheated oven just until edges turn golden brown.
Cool on wire rack and serve. Top with white chocolate frosting for a fancier cookie. Makes 3 dozen.