Finding a healthy cookie at the store to add to my kid’s lunch or snack box is pretty much impossible. Our kids can’t have certain preservatives, which eliminates a lot of options, and most of the cookies that you can buy at the store have a lot of sugar or sugar substitute. The best way for me to provide healthy snacks for my kids is to make it myself.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cooking oil (olive or canola)
- 1/4 cup low fat milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chip (raisins are obviously more healthy, but chocolate chips are always nice)
- 1 1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
You can add 1/2 pecans or walnuts, but the kids school is a nut free school, so I have left that out of the ones I’m sending to school with the kids.
Start pre-heating the oven to 375F (190C).
Put the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and stir it all together. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and mix it all together.
After it’s all mixed well together then add the raisins or chocolate chip, and the oatmeal and fold it all together.
Put down parchment paper on your baking tray and drop teaspoon size clumps of cookie dough 1” apart on the tray and bake it for 10 – 12 minutes.
At the moment our oven is dead, so I did this in a toaster oven and it still worked out pretty well. It would probably also work on a BBQ like I did my Aussie Damper recipe, but it’s always hard to regulate the temperature.
The original recipe that I based this recipe from can be found here.