Make the Best Oatmeal Cookies

| 12/16/2015 10:00:00 AM

Tags: oatmeal cookies, desserts, chocolate, recipes, peanut butter, raisins, whole wheat, grains, Texas, Wendy Akin,


Don’t tell the kids: These are actually nutritious!

My favorite, best cookie recipe just happens to actually be pretty healthy and a good choice for after-school snacks. I’ve been making these for more years than I can remember. I used to keep a tin in my office, available to anyone who hadn’t had time for lunch. They have enough protein, iron and whole grain to make them guilt-free.

This recipe makes a big tub of cookies — about 60 two-inch cookies. They freeze well.


• 3 sticks unsalted butter (12 oz)
• 1-1/2 cups dark brown cane sugar or organic brown sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1 cup peanut butter
• 2-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour, such as King Arthur traditional or white whole wheat or your own
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 cups oatmeal (rolled oats, not “quick”)
• 1 cup raisins
• 1 cup broken pecans
• 1/2 package dark chocolate chips (the minis if you can find them)

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