Rainy Day Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by L

"Mommy...Good!" Lil' T's delightful response after taking a big bite of her cookie.

“Mommy…Good!” Lil’ T’s delightful response after taking a big bite of her cookie.

Looking for something fun to do with your toddlers on a rainy day? How about some baking? We took advantage of one of our recent indoor days by whipping up a batch of our favorite oatmeal raisin cookies. This recipe comes from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook. A sweet, yet, not too sweet, cookie that is loaded with tons of fiber. Therefore, I never feel too guilty when we indulge in this deliciously baked treat!

Here’s some scenes of my tots in baking mode:

Lil' P unwrapping the butter

Lil’ P unwrapping the butter

Lil' T adding the vanilla.

Lil’ T adding the vanilla.

Lil' P adding the raisins and mixing away.

Lil’ P adding the raisins and mixing away.

Lil' T dropping spoonfuls of batter.

Lil’ T dropping spoonfuls of batter.

Lil' T flattening the cookies out.

Lil’ T flattening the cookies out.

All set and ready for the oven!

All set and ready for the oven!

Oatmeal School Cookies adapted from The New Laurel’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 lightly beaten egg

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ (Prague friends- this can be found at DM or Bio shops in town)

3/4 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup raisins

Optional additions: Chocolate chips, chopped walnuts or toasted sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 375F or 180C

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add egg, vanilla, salt and beat well.

Stir flour, baking powder, wheat germ, and rolled oats together with a fork.

Blend well with other ingredients. If your mixture is too dry (I’ve never had this problem, but..) just add a tablespoon or more of water if necessary to hold it together.

Place by tablespoon on well-greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.

Flatten them slightly.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!

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