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Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies

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Oats and seeds and raisins. And a completely unnecessary, pretty doily.

Preheat 350F.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1 cup millet (found in the natural or bulk section of your local grocery store)
1 cup raisins
Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add applesauce, vanilla, flour, wheat flour, flax seeds, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Turn mixer on low speed and add in oatmeal, coconut, millet and raisins.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, leaving space for cookies to spread while baking. Bake about 18 minutes.

For the perfect housewarming gift, fill an oatmeal container with beautiful but completely unnecessary tissue paper and fresh, oatsy cookies.

Since dark chocolate is good for your health, you can add a cup of dark chocolate chips. But to balance things out, perhaps add a cup of butterscotch chips as well. Chopped nuts and roasted sunflower seeds are also a sunny addition.

Makes a couple dozen cookies – one dozen to share and one dozen to place in an unnecessary but adorable cookie jar for unnecessary but delicious, chewy, nutty, sweet snack.
d_duck1 year ago
I tried this recipe and it was great. The cookies are good as well as nutritious. I"m already planning on sharing them with my friends.
I used a non-sweetened, no preservative coconut flakes I found and used a 100% organic chocolate cacao nibs to reduce the sugar and processing additives. The cacao nibs are very high in anti-oxidants. Other than this I followed the ingredients as listed. I have a son who's a firefighter and will be taking him the recipe and a bag of cookies for him to share. I'm sure he'll enjoy them.
theoldhen (author)  d_duck1 year ago
I'm so glad you're enjoying this recipe! Great idea with the coconut too - anything to make them even healthier is a good thing. Especially when they still taste great! ;) Thank you so much for your comment.
Sounds like a great cookie! Though, I'm not sure what millet is. Is it just for taste in the cookie?
theoldhen (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Hi Penolopy, The millet adds amazing texture & a nutty flavor to this cookie. It's also a great source of magnesium. Thank you for asking and happy baking! :)
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