My son and I worked on some holiday gifts yesterday. We thought we would make cookies in a jar for our friends. But then I have to be a killjoy, and see how healthy we can make them! We made a batch of these cookies to ensure they taste deceivingly good, given the whole wheat flour, less sugar than most cookies, and the flaxseed. And they passed the taste test! Delicious!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1.5 tsp apple pie spice (make your own!)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
Mix together first four ingredients to create the whole wheat flour mixture.
Layer ingredients into a wide-mouth (preferably) quart jar in the following order: flour mixture, raisins, rolled oats, brown sugar, white sugar, flaxseed.
Attach a tag to your cookies in a jar with the following instructions:
Healthy Kids Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl and mix.
3. Add to it: 1.5 sticks butter, softened; 1 slightly beaten egg; 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
4. Shape cookies into balls, place on parchment lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-14 minutes, until edges are slightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes.
My son and I made these yesterday and I’ve yet to have the time to cover them in some sort of holiday-y fabric at top, and hang the instructions from them. But you get the picture!