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Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies are for an after school snack for your children, or coffee break at work with your co-workers. They provide extra nutritive value in using molasses, whole wheat flour, wheat gern, old fashioned rolled oats and raisins.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Desserts or Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 dozen
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses mild flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
  • 2 cups of whole rolled oats chopped in the blender to smaller pieces
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F or 375 F depending upon your oven's heat.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugars.
  • Add eggs, molasses and coconut flavoring to sugar/shortening mixture and thoroughly blend.
  • In separate bowl, measure and sift together, flours, wheat germ, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Using a whisk, blend the dry ingredients.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to mixing bowl of wet ingredients, beating after each addition.
  • Add the rolled oats, raisins, pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Beat at a low speed to thoroughly mix together.
  • Form inch balls of cookie dough put on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Flatten balls with a flat bottom glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake 350 F 8-10 minutes.

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