October 16, 2010

Good News Cookies

I come with good news: Organically Me officially has its own domain name! The "blogspot.com" had been bugging me for a while and I knew I needed to change it in order for people to take the blog more seriously. So, now it's officially organicallyme.net! I'm incredibly excited and last night I decided to channel my excitement in the kitchen by baking some cookies. These aren't just any cookies, though, they're celebration cookies! Soft, moist, just sweet enough, and wonderfully healthy to boot, these cookies alone are worth celebrating.

Celebration (soft oatmeal raisin) cookies
- 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

- 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. smile
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  1. I love a good oatmeal cookie. These sound so good. And yay on getting your own domain!

  2. @Heather (Where's the Beach)

    They're super tasty and moist. If you want an oatmeal cookie fix I totally recommend making these. :) Thanks girl!