It's yet another rainy and cool spring day. Who wants to go out in that, right? I'm waiting for a sunny, or at least a NOT windy day to go out and plant my spinach and peas and onion sets...
Until that day, I decided to make a batch of my favorite oatmeal cookies. It's adapted from the recipe on the box of Meijer Naturals Old Fashioned Oats.
My Favorite Oatmeal Cookies:
1 cup Nutiva Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar
1 cup sugar(I often skimp on the sugar--about 3/4 cup)
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs(from our own chickens in this case!)
1 teaspoon Vanilla ExtractSimply Organic Vanilla Extract - 4 oz,(Frontier)
1 1/2 cups KING ARTHUR WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats(I use Meijer Naturals store brand)
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional(this time I used raw pumpkin seeds)
1 cup raisins, optional (I substituted Ocean Spray Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries - 48 oz (3 Pounds))
I also had a handful or two of Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 10 Oz (love these because they are very simple and contain no soy or milk)
Beat coconut oil and sugars until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt and add to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in oats, nuts, and whatever other extras you want to add.
Roll into balls or use a melon baller and place about 2" apart on greased cookie sheet. Press down a bit with a fork and bake 10 minutes. That's my youngest there, helping. :)
Let cool a bit on the pan(but not completely) before removing from pan to rack to cool.
Makes 4-5 dozen, depending on size of cookies.
I love to have these with a hot cup of tea with honey.