~ Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ~
Makes about 30, 2-inch cookies. The cookie dough will be crumbly, not doughy.
1/2 cup to 1 cup walnuts
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat or whole spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup to 1 cup raisins
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Chop the nuts and combine them with the other dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon to incorporate.
Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto two cookie sheets (not greased). Slightly flatten and shape the cookies using a spoon.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. For chewer cookies, bake for about 10 minutes. For crispier cookies, backing for about 15 minutes.
When your dessert choices use God's ingredients in the form He gave them to you, you feel more satisfied and are less prone to overindulge. Moving from man-made towards God-based desserts is a challenging transition for some people. Your taste buds may need a little retraining before you fully enjoy these recipes, but you (and your body) will enjoy the fruits of this process!
Taken from: What the Bible Says about Healthy Living Cookbook; Hope Egan & Amy Cataldo