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Nov 2, 2006 08:05 PM

Oatmeal Cookies with EXTRA-THICK CUT oats?

Can I use my Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Cut Oats for oatmeal cookies?

Anyone have a good recipe they'd be willing to share?

Looking to fatten up my scrawny toddler.



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  1. We had a discussion on healthy cookies recently.
    The recipe given by Sryder (almost at the bottom of the page)looks good, uses rolled oats and steel cut oats and is on my fridge to make soon.

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    1. re: morebubbles

      Hi MB
      thanks for the lead.
      I made the recipe you linked to...but just used 3 cups of my oats instead of 2 and 1 of steel cut. I subbed whole wheat pastry flour for the regular whole wheat, used olive oil, and I used all dark maple syrup for sweetener (no honey). At the last, I also added about 1-2 cups of raisin bran that was skulking around in the cabinet...the batter seemed a little too wet once it was all mixed up.

      The verdict is a thumbs up. Certainly not a decadent cookie, but chock full of good stuff and both of my little ones are eating them. In fact, my dog helped herself to a bunch that were still cooling on the counter while I was upstairs getting dressed for a party. Naaasty gas coming from her all last night and this morning.

      I wouldn't make these to impress someone, but if my kids will eat them I'm happy. I think they taste pretty good too! They'd be better if I'd added the nuts (no nuts for the baby), used almond butter instead of peanut butter, used good dark chocolate chips instead of the blechy milk chocolate chips I had to use up, and used an interesting dried fruit like cranberries or cherries instead of the raisins I know both of my kids like.

      The best part was that I didn't have to haul out my mixer. Everything dry in one bowl, everything wet in the other, dump and stir.

      Anyone have any other relatively healthy oatmeal cookie recipes?

      1. re: amyamelia

        Re: the wet batter - oats will soak up a lot of the moisture from the batter if you let it sit for awhile (or refrig overnight). I had been going to suggest adding a little extra milk to help soften those extra thick oats, but if you're happy with the results, keep on baking.