Homemade Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes a cookie just makes the day better… Instead of eating a cookie that you’ll feel guilty about later, why not try one of the healthier types of cookies, like one of these tasty, homemade oatmeal cookies?

While they aren’t as nutritious as unprocessed foods like fruits and vegetables, oatmeal cookies provide more nutritional benefits than many other cookies — especially if you make them yourself or choose prepared cookies carefully. They provide a way to allow you to have a treat and gain vital nutrients, too.

What exactly makes oatmeal cookies one of the healthier cookie options? For example, they contain more fiber than many other cookies. Two oatmeal cookies provide approximately 1 gram of fiber, versus zero fiber found in sugar cookies.  Add some raisins and that amount may increase to 1.5 grams. They are also better for your blood sugar. As a result of the added fiber, they’re less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, so you’ll have better energy levels and appetite control after eating them.  We invite you to learn more about the health benefits of oatmeal cookies. If oatmeal cookies don’t strike your fancy, we’ve got many other dessert recipes for you to choose from.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter or oleo
  • brown sugar 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • One egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • A cup of flour
  • 1/4 tsp. soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. chopped nuts

Directions:

  1. Beat shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla until creamy
  2. Sift flour, salt and soda. Add to creamed mixture and blend well
  3. Stir in oatmeal and chopped nuts
  4. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet
  5. Bake at 300″, about 20 minutes.

This recipe was written by Mrs. Albert Hall and is compliments of a cookbook by the Cuthbert United Methodist Church.