Healthier Oatmeal Cookies


I will be honest…I don’t like substituting lots of stuff in my baking.  I use real sugar, real butter, and the whole egg (unless the recipe actually calls for egg whites).  There was a time when it was all applesauce, egg whites…pureed something or other.  Now, I do add some healthy stuff (flax is a favorite), but I don’t do things that will really change the texture and taste of the recipe to the degree that I just don’t genuinely like it anymore!  I’d rather make it how I want it and not eat the whole batch!!

I use a baking stone for my cookies.  I find it bakes them far more evenly than using a regular cooking sheet.  Just personal preference!


1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup craisins


1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. Beat all wet ingredients and sugars until light and fluffy.

3. Mix in flours and remaining dry ingredients on low until well blended.  Stir in oats, chocolate chips & craisins.

4. Place 2 inch balls of dough on ungreased cookie sheet.

5. Bake 16-18 minutes until edges are golden!

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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