So I just put a batch of oatmeal cookies into the oven. I used the basic “Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie” recipe from the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal box. Nik always loves it when I make those but I figured I could maybe improve them. So, I made the following changes:
instead of 1 1/2 C of white flour, add:
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C oat bran
1/4 C flax meal
double the cinnamon
double the vanilla
add an extra 1/2 tsp. baking soda (I figured a little extra lift might not hurt)
add a smidge more salt
add finely chopped cranberries – I didn’t measure them but it was probably approaching a cup, chopped. (This is in addition to the raisins.)
I’m attempting to make them a little bit more healthy for us. I’ll have to work on cutting the fat next and maybe cutting the sugar too. Or at least changing the kind of sugar I use. I tried improving the whole grain aspect this time!
I’ll let you know how they turn out!