Oatmeal-Coconut-Raisin-Peanut Butter Drop Cookies


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It was a cold day with ice covering the ground. My oldest had the day off from school justified by an official snow day. We needed something fun and creative to do and what better of a way to kill an afternoon, then to make cookies with kids? If you are a parent or spend anytime with children, you know that cooking and baking with kids is never smooth and easy, but fun for them and a wonderful teaching opportunity for introduction to ingredients and basic kitchen skills.

We decided to do our own recipe development using simple ingredients and to my surprise the cookies turned out really good; especially with a kid on each side of me cracking eggs and dumping flour. The cookies have a pure, light coconut flavor with the sweetness and nuttiness from the oats and raisins. The pure virgin coconut oil and peanut butter helped add uniqueness and moisture. They are great used as little breakfast cookies during work or school mornings or for some simple sweetness after a meal. You will find all wholesome ingredients. Check out the recipe. Makes 2 dozen medium sized cookies.

Dry Ingredients:

– 1/2 c. Self rising flour
– 2 c. Oatmeal
– 1/3 c. Sugar
– 1 c. Raisins

Wet Ingredients:

– 1/3 c. Pure virgin coconut oil, unrefined
– 2/3 c. Skim milk
– 3 tbsp. All natural peanut butter
– 1 Egg
– 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

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Instructions:

Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl then blend wet & dry ingredients together. Form batter into drop size balls onto cookie sheets. I used 100% canola oil spray for the pans and baked them at 350 for about 10-12 minutes. Let stand on pan for one minute, then cool on rack. They taste great with milk. Enjoy!

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