It’s been an exciting week for me. First, I was offered a job doing something I already love to do. Second, Elise from Simply Recipes twittered about me. ME! The little ol’ food blogger who occasionally uses t-shirts as table cloths for photos. (please pretend you never heard that. thank you.) Crazy! Insane! Simply Recipes is one of the first food blogs I ever found, and I’ve been a loyal reader ever since.
How did I celebrate? By baking oatmeal cookies. Oats are one of my favorite ingredients. I love them in just about everything. But before today, I had never made oatmeal cookies. I found this recipe a couple of weeks ago and it intrigued me. Whole wheat flour, honey, dark brown sugar and craisins? Sounded amazing.
And they are. That hint of honey really brings it all together. I think I’ll add a little more next time. Honey + Oats is a match made in heaven. These are super easy to make so you have no excuse. Make them today!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground nutmeg
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup craisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the two flours, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Then add in the honey, eggs, and vanilla.
Remove from the mixer and stir in the flour mixture. Next stir in oats and craisins. Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto silpat- or parchment-lined cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly.
Bake cookies until golden brown, about 10 minutes (mine took 15). Cool completely.