I am looking for some healthier cookie recipes. My Dad who is in the early to moderate stage of dementia prefers to eat sweet things for breakfast. (His wife does not cook/bake and he will just pick up things like grocery store brand sweets unless I bake for him.) I would like to try some things that use oil rather than butter and whole grains and add dried fruits and nuts, etc to add calories.
I have had this Martha Stewart EveryDay Food recipe for years and finally tried it. It was quite good-I used all whole wheat pastry flour, added cinnamon, and walnuts. I don't care for raisins but he likes them and I used raisins in this batch.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (also posted here by peachesncream)
Everyday Food Sept. 07
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, whisk together flours and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and stir to combine; mix in oats and raisins.
Roll into balls, using 2 tablespoonfuls of dough for each; place on parchment lined cookie sheets, 1-1/2" apart. Flatten cookies a bit with bottom of a glass. Bake 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies on sheets for a few minutes; then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 16-18 cookies.