Schoolyard Oatmeal Cookies

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The best darn cookies this side of the playground!

Yields: Makes 32 cookies


1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/2 cup rolled oats (not instant)

3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 cup maple syrup

6 T vegetable oil

3 T water

2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

3/4 cup raisins

PER SERVING: 95 calories; 4 g fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 38.3% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.5 g protein; 13.7 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g sugar; 0.8 g fiber; 52 mg sodium; 19 mg calcium; 0.6 mg iron; 0.1 mg vitamin C; 0 mcg beta carotene; 0.3 mg vitamin E


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x9 baking dish with nonstock cooking spray or lightly oil with a paper towel.

Combine the dry ingredients in bowl, mix and set aside.

Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Then stir in the walnuts and the raisins.

Drop the dough by rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or unil lightly browned. Slightly undercooked cookies will stay soft and chewy.

Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely before storing.

Additional Tips

You could also add chocolate chips.

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