My mom made oatmeal cookies. She made a lot.
She said give some to your friends.
Share what you’ve got.
We shouldn’t share a drink
But we can share time and space.
And we can share the smiles upon each other’s face.
Oatmeal cookies first made an appearance during Rome’s attempts to conquer England. The Scots carried oatmeal cakes in their saddlebags to provide quick energy during the conflict.
England used to say, “A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.” With a comment like that, the Scots replied, “England is noted for the excellence of her horses; Scotland for the excellence of her men.”
America has designated April 30th as National Oatmeal Cookie Day. Don’t wait until April to enjoy these guilt-free cookies!
Beat until Fluffy:
½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Coconut Oil
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1¼ Cups Old Fashion Oats
¾ Cups Unsweetened Coconut
Optional: Chocolate Chips, Raisins, Craisins, or Nuts.
Preheat oven to 375°. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. For each cookie, add 2 TBSP dough to cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake about 10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Allow to cool on pan for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container or freezer.