Oatmeal Cookies with raisins or chocolate chips

Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips.

Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips.

 

Teaching your kids how to cook is a life skill. Get then excited to join you in the kitchen and make these heart healthy whole grain cookies together. Depending on their age they can find ingredients, measure, stir, or spoon out cookie dough.

Ingredients:

½ cup (125 mL) unsalted non hydrogenated margarine

½ cup (125 mL) brown sugar, packed

¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar

1 omega-3 egg

2 Tbsp (30 mL) water

½ tsp (2 mL) pure vanilla extract

1 ¼ cups (300 mL) whole wheat flour

1 ¼ cups (300 mL) old fashioned or large flake rolled oats

2 tbsp (30 mL) wheat germ

2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon

½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda

¾ cup (175 mL) raisins, don’t feel like raisins? I used chocolate chips instead in the picture 

 

Directions:

1.      Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2.      In a medium bowl cream the non-hydrogenated margarine. Beat in both sugars till fluffy.

3.      Add the egg, water and vanilla, beat till creamy.

4.      Add the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix until combined. Stir in the raisins or chocolate chips.

5.      Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto the cookie sheet or try a mini scoop. See picture below. Gently press down with your fingers to slightly flatten the cookie.

6.      Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool slightly on the cookie sheet, then remove from the pan and let them finish cooling on a wire rack, if you can wait that long. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

 

Makes – 50 cookies, if and only if, you use a teaspoonful of batter per cookie.

1 serving = 2 cookies

2 cookies contain: 115 Calories, 4.5 g Total Fat, 0 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 30 mg Sodium, 18 g Carbs, 1 g Fibre, 2 g Protein.

Professional home economist tip: Whole grains are better for your heart and your GI tract than refined grains. By adding wheat germ into this cookie recipe the whole wheat flour becomes a whole grain.

A food stylist's best friend - scoops of all sizes. Get the perfect cookie with the perfect amount every time.

A food stylist’s best friend – scoops of all sizes. Get the perfect cookie with the perfect amount every time.

As the official Camp Cook at Camp for Keeps I’ll be posting kid friendly recipes right through until the event takes place on September 28, 2013.

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7 comments on “Oatmeal Cookies with raisins or chocolate chips
  1. Charlene says:

    Mairlyn,
    I would like to start using coconut oil in my cooking and baking. Do I use the same amount the recipe calls for in regular oil?

  2. Brenda says:

    If I could use butter. What other changes?

  3. Mairlyn says:

    You may have to alter baking time, watch for burning.
    Peace, love and fibre,
    Mairlyn

  4. Christine says:

    This is fabulous! My 4 year old loves both oatmeal choc chip and raisin – depending on her mood. Love that it isn’t too sweet. My little one is not a fan of overly sweet 🙂 Love you and your recipes, Mairlyn!

  5. Mairlyn says:

    Aw, that made me smile, really big! Thanks for all of your support and your very kind words!
    Peace, love and fibre,
    Mairlyn

  6. a.m. says:

    Hi Mairlyn,
    I love your recipe for these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They are so good! 🙂 I was wondering if you have a recipe adaptation that could make these into chocolate oatmeal peanut butter chip cookies as well. Thanks for any help!

  7. Mairlyn says:

    Hi,
    ts a great idea! I’ll have to work on it.
    Peace, love and fibre,
    Mairlyn

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