Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
At a recent children’s healthy cooking class I made healthy whole wheat cookies with the Cub Scouts.
Oatmeal cookies are healthier than other cookies because of the added fiber, vitamins and minerals that the oats bring to the cookie.
In addition we made these cookies with other healthy choices that you will not find in your average cookie:
- Whole grain flours also add fiber. This is a good choice for everyone and especially for diabetics. With the germ and bran included there are more vitamins, minerals and good fats in whole wheat flour as opposed to white flour. This recipe can be made with all whole wheat flour or with a blend like we did with the Cub Scouts.
- Real butter: Real butter is always better for you than hydrogenated vegetable shortenings in a can. Not considered a health food by a long shot, but still a small yet smart choice for the better!
- Walnuts are considered the brain food. Walnuts are one of the top 12 healthy super foods.
- Raisins are packed with fiber too and they are also good sources of a wide variety of minerals. Raisins are good energy sources for children.
Cub Scout’s Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Cookies are never considered health food but you can make them better for your kids using whole ingredients and better food choices. You can use all whole wheat if you do not mind a denser cookie.
Add the Cub Scout’s healthy whole wheat cookie recipe to your cook book and teach your kids healthy food choices. (16 cookies)
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup white flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 and 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup walnuts – optional
- Heat oven to 350*
- Beat butter and sugar in mixer until well combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
- Combine flour, soda and salt.
- On low speed mix add dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just combined.
- Remove from mixer and stir in oats, raisins and nuts.
- Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes or until done.