{Eat} Cookies

Yesterday I made cookies.  It was a perfect pick me up for a Monday.  Baking always makes me happy.
My friend Annabelle made these cookies for me a couple of years ago and I had since lost the recipe.  However, I happily found the recipe a few weeks ago while cleaning out a cabinet.
These oatmeal raisin cookies are not so bad for you {whole wheat flour, egg whites, not a lot of sugar}.  So you should feel not so bad about eating them {at least that is what I tell myself}.  They are really light and yet still soft and gooey and although {usually} I prefer cookies straight out of the oven these are better when they’ve cooled and settled for awhile.  And without further ado . . . 
Not So Bad For You Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1/3 Cups     Canola Oil
  • 1/3 Cups     Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp        Sugar
  • 1 1/2          Egg Whites
  • 3/4 tsp        Vanilla 
  • 3 Tbsp        Water
  • 2 Cups        Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 Cups     Unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 Cups     Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp        Salt
  • 1/4 tsp        Baking soda
  • 1 tsp          Cinnamon
  • 1/2            Cup Raisins

  • Heat oven to 325
  • Cream oil & sugars
  • Mix egg whites, vanilla & water
  • Add dry ingredients
  • Don’t over mix & use right away
  • Drop tablespoon fulls onto greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Cool completely

*today I took about half of the batter and separated it (pre-cinnamon and raisins) and added chocolate chips.  Couldn’t leave mr. chocolate behind.


  • Lisa@Pickles and Cheese
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 8:12am

    These look great. I haven't made oatmeal cookies since forever! Thanks, I'll have to give them a try.

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 9:11am

    Oatmeal raisin are one of my favorites. And as it's Fat Tuesday, it means I get to make and eat whatever I want, right?

  • Annabelle
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 10:20am

    Our family recipe is famous! These are the best cookies ever…now I'm gonna have to make some myself :)

  • amnmusic
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 10:22am

    My family recipe is famous! Mmm now I'm gonna have to go make some for myself :) thanks!

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 10:39am

    I'm sooo not a baker but LOVE cookies- going to pass this recipe on to the 16 year old to reproduce:)

  • Shelley
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 2:58pm

    yummy ! i have been trying to convince myself that I dont like chocolate or cookies…then you go and share this recipe ! xo

  • Genni
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 6:38pm

    I am going to pull out my good chocolate for this one & make tonight. Baking is a good way to de-stress. Maybe I will share on my blog as well, since it's healthy and all! Yummy!!!

  • Avery Leigh Cox
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 9:37pm

    One word… YUM!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on March 8th, 2011 at 11:08pm

    Brandi – yes eat all you want!!!!!

    Christine- looking forward to that one day! Passing along the baking!

    Genni – baking and eating cookies …always a good stress reliever.

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