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Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Sometimes my posts are healthy and sometimes they are not. Today’s cookies are a balance of both fiber and bunches of brown sugar – as a cookie should be.

Oats and seeds and raisins. And a completely unnecessary, pretty doily.

Preheat 350F.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup millet (found in the natural or bulk section of your local grocery store)
  • 1 cup raisins

Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add applesauce, vanilla, flour, wheat flour, flax seeds, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Turn mixer on low speed and add in oatmeal, coconut, millet and raisins.

Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, leaving space for cookies to spread while baking. Bake about 18 minutes.

For the perfect housewarming gift, fill an oatmeal container with beautiful but completely unnecessary tissue paper and fresh, oatsy cookies.

Since dark chocolate is good for your health, you can add a cup of dark chocolate chips. But to balance things out, perhaps add a cup of butterscotch chips as well. Chopped nuts and roasted sunflower seeds are also a sunny addition.

Makes a couple dozen cookies – one dozen to share and one dozen to place in an unnecessary but adorable cookie jar for unnecessary but delicious, chewy, nutty, sweet snack.

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