This was an experiment recipe that I created a couple weeks ago. Yum! They worked out really well. The kids love these and so does my husband.
I wanted to make a no butter, low sugar and moist oatmeal cookie recipe. I did just that. The best part is it is they aren’t too “sweet” and they have so many good qualities: oatmeal, dried fruit and whole wheat flour. The secret is soaking the raisins in water ahead of time. The raisins are super plump and moist. These came out to be super moist and stay that way for days. Of course the cookies don’t last long because they are gone.
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1-2 tsp cinnamon to taste and 1/4 all spice or nutmeg or whatever spice you like to taste
1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c oats
2/3 c canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins or dried fruit of your choice soaked in water just above the fruit
- Put the raisins in a measuring cup and add water so it is just above the fruit.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices, brown sugar, and oats.
- Make a well in the center and add canola oil, egg, vanilla and raisins with raisin water.
- Mix together with a spatula. Form the dough into balls with your hands and place on cookie sheet slightly flattening them out
- Bake 12-15 minutes or when they are firm