Everyone enjoyed the Healthy Homemade Granola Bars so much I thought I would pull out a few of our other favorite recipes. I am not sure how often they will show up, but we have a lot and they are fun to share. Anyway, I am betting the bigger question in your mind right now is, “why eggless?” As usual, you pose a very good question. The simple answer? Allergies! No, not ours. We are all rather fond of eggs. That brings us to the long answer!
Last year a family in our Church was in need of some Christ-like Love. I won’t get into the details, but one way our Church community supported and encouraged them was by providing meals. My wife offered to prepare a meal for them and was told one of the children had an egg allergy. We could certainly work around that; eggs aren’t in everything. As we soon found out, they are in most desserts (at least the good ones). By the way, why is it you never make dessert regularly for your own family, but always include one when cooking for others? Just curious. Anyway, Kim put her research hat on and camped out with our good friend Google for a few days. This is the cookie recipe she came up with and eggs or not, it has quickly become one of our favorites! So, here it is:
35 minutes | 20 min prep.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup boiling water
- 2 cups oatmeal
- ½ cup raisins
- 1½ cups chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 °F
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy
- Mix in the flour and salt
- In a small bowl, dissolve the soda in the water
- Mix the soda water into the flour and sugar combination above
- By hand, stir in the oats, raisins and chocolate chips until well mixed
- Drop on to cookie sheet 2 – 3 inches apart (should make about 3 dozen)
- Bake at 350 °F for 10 – 12 minutes
- Let cool for a few minutes then remove from cookie sheet
There you have it. Some of the best oatmeal raisin cookies you will ever put in your mouth. Don’t believe me? Then try them out and tell me if I am wrong. These won’t ever win the healthy award, but the smiles and praise you will receive by bringing them out for dessert is well worth the occasional splurge. Besides, they have oatmeal, humm… raisins, and… humm… vanilla in them. Those are all good for you right? Yeah, I know. It is a bit of a stretch. Health concerns aside, they are simple and quick to make and will delight everyone that lays a taste bud on them. Especially if they happen to have an egg allergy. Let me know if you have a chance to try them out. I would love to know what you think of them!