This recipe started out as a gift from a good friend. When I say started out, I mean, originally the cookies she brought me, somehow resembled, in a -they both have oats and whole wheat flour- kind of way, these cookies. Not that hers were bad, actually they were pretty good, they just had a consistency of cookies made out of bird food, but still.
To be fair, they were significantly healthier than my version, which is probably way she is also significantly small than me. They did have sugar and oil like mine but I had to find away to moisten the oats enough that when you ate them they wouldn’t have that mealy, bird food consistency.
So, I set out to work making and remaking the recipe a ton of different ways until I came up with a recipe that was still mostly healthy but still filled all my cookie requirements. I kept it healthy using whole spelt flour, oats and oat bran. For this type of cookie I needed something that was crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, but, not soft like how i want my chocolate chip cookies, soft in a chewy oatmeal cookie kind of a way.
The white chocolate chips are not totally necessary, and normally, I am really not a fan of non-dairy white chocolate (because it’s gross) but, for some reason they add just the right amount of creaminess to these cookies. Also, I really don’t like raisins. Wait, thats not strong enough. I hate raisins. I think they should be removed from the world. Ok, thats better. But, if you, for some crazy reason, do like reasons, then swap em, or add em into the cookies.
The best part of these cookies is that the whole thing gets made in one bowl and mixed with a regular spoon. No cleaning mixers, or electric beaters (woohoo)!
I hope your family enjoys these as much as mine.
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