Monday, October 7, 2013

In the words of my favorite monster.....

COOKIES!  Cookie Monster stole my heart just for his love of cookies.  And these will definitely creep into your heart.  I was out of town for a couple days and was surprised to find cookies sitting on the counter when I returned. And Clean, at that!

MR took the recipe from our handy dandy Better Homes and Garden cookbook... we have had it since we were married, which is a long time... and cleaned it up!

Aren't they Beautiful!?

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 cup old fashioned (rolled) oats

Beat butter with electric mixer for about 30 seconds.  Add molasses, honey, coconut sugar, baking powde,r baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves.  Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.  Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.  Beat in the flour.  If it gets too stiff, you may have to finish it by hand. (I really recommend a good quality stand mixer, like a Kitchen Aid, if you can.  It makes life a lot easier in the kitchen!)  Stir in the oats.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes.  Cook on a wire rack.  Seal in an airtight container when completely cooled.  These may seem dry at first, but once you let them sit in the container for a couple hours or so, they will be more moist.

It was a long drive home yesterday, so I sure was happy to have such a wonderful and unexpected treat waiting for me!

Stay clean!


  1. they look delicious! nice job, MR!

  2. They are so awesome with some almond milk poured over them!