Here are two wonderful cookie recipes that I found on the www.chetday.com website. Yummmmm…
Apple Oats Breakfast Bars
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins or chopped dates
1 or more cups unsweetened coconut
1 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
2 small apples, chopped, or 1 jar of applesauce
2 or more cups milk
1 cup chopped almonds (or other nuts)
Optional seasonings such as cinnamon or apple pie spices
Measurements may vary depending on size of pan.
In an 8" x 8" baking dish, sprinkle 1/2 cup of nuts, 1/3 cup of coconut and 1/3 of the oats on the bottom of dish.
Next, layer 1/2 of the raisins, 1/3 of the coconut, another 1/3 of the oats, 1/2 of the chocolate chips and all of the apples (or applesauce), and top with spices.
Pour on 1/2 of the milk.
Continue by adding the rest of the raisins, chips, oats and coconut, and spices. Top with the nuts and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour on the rest of the milk. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
These bars freeze well and are always ready.
Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries - usually sweetened, see label
Cream butter, brown and white sugars, eggs, spices, and vanilla for about 5 minutes, until well blended.
In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture a little at a time mixing well.
Mix in raisins and dried cranberries.
Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes at 350F.
Note from Lucy: Where has this month gone by? Before long it will be the fourth of July and we will be celebrating another year of our country's birth. So much to do, so little time. Have a great weekend everyone.