Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Remake on Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

My mother-in-law makes these oatmeal cookies that my husband loves, but unfortunately the ingredients in her cookies do not match up well with our diet.  So, I tweaked the ingredients in the cookies to reduce the sugar and replace the shortening.




Here are the ingredients you will need to make 30 - 35 cookies:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup SUCANAT
1/2 cup date sugar
2 large eggs (or 3 medium eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

First, cream the butter with the two sugars.





Add the rest of the wet ingredients along with the salt and baking soda.



Then add the oats, nuts, and flour.




Dump the dough onto a parchment sheet and start shaping the dough into a log.



When the dough is shaped, roll it in the parchment and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.


Then, cut the cooled dough into slices and press them onto a new sheet of parchment for baking.



Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.


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