Sunday, November 2, 2014

Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies

By Lisa VanWilliams

This is an all-time American favorite cookie recipe that's chewy & moist, and packed with raisins and walnuts. It is believed that the first Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe was recorded by Fannie Farmer in 1896.

Oatmeal has several benefits for cardiovascular health and it's high in fiber, iron, protein, and vitamin E. Raisins provide a boost of energy while walnuts are packed with omega-3 which is an essential fatty acid (a great anti-inflammatory source). 
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft butter
1 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cup oats
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350.  Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl with a spoon. In a separate bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and blend together. Add the dry ingredients in and mix together.  Now stir in the oats, raisins, and walnuts. Drop onto greased pan and bake 10-12 minutes until they turn a golden color. If you prefer them softer, take them out sooner. Enjoy!

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