Celebration (soft oatmeal raisin) cookies
Ingredients- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1/2 cup raisins (I used golden)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Instructions- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Add wet to dry, folding mixture until well combined. Fold in raising until evenly distributed.
- Spoon mixture onto a greased cookie sheet. I measured about 2 tbsp per cookie.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Take them about a few minutes shy of how firm you want them because they'll continue cooking after they're out of the oven. You want these to be nice and soft.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes and store in an airtight container.
Makes one dozen
I know oatmeal raisin cookies are pretty basic, but I've never made them before. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best; you don't need fancy ingredients to make an impressive cookie. These were everything I wanted them to be - I had to freeze half the batch to stop myself from eating them all in one sitting.
They're also relatively low in fat, which is always a good thing when you eat 5 of them at once. Don't replace all the fat with applesauce, though, some fat adds a little somethin' somethin'.
Go celebrate by baking something special! Celebrate a successful run, a good grade on a test, or simply being happy to be alive and healthy - just eat and live well.