The Best Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
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Serves: 20-24 cookies
These cookies are on one hand decadent and on the other moderately healthy. The ingredients make them quasi-healthy and they stay moist too. Enjoy!
  • 1½ Cups Flour (all-purpose)
  • ¾ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Molasses
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1½ Cups Large Oat Flakes
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Nuts, chopped (use your favorite mixture)
  • 1 Cup Chopped Dried Fruit: dates, apricots, figs, raisins
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Blend butter and sugar together until smooth
  3. Add eggs and mix well
  4. Add molasses and mix well
  5. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  6. Mix in the dried fruit, nuts, chocolate and coconut to the dry ingredients
  7. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until well mixed
  8. On a lightly greased baking sheet (or use silpat) put tablespoon size scoops of the batter, leave room in between for spreading 9. Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly brown on the bottom
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack 11. Store in a sealed container
Recipe by Ginger and Nutmeg at