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Honey Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Honey Oatmeal Cookies

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat together shortening, honey, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 16, 2006

Good flavor but it's not an oatmeal cookie without raisins!!! After reading the other reviews I added 3/4 cup raisins to the wet ingredients and let it sit for 15 minutes before mixing in the dry ingredients. I also added 3/4 cup walnuts and substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. After mixing all the ingredients I let the dough stand for about 10 minutes before baking and it helped with the too much moisture "problem." I cooked my cookies on unglazed stoneware like "pampered chef" and they were perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2003

I used butter instead of shortening, because I wanted that honey-butter flavor. If you use butter as well, add 1/2 c more of flour, to compensate for the natural water content in most supermarket butters. Also, after mixing, let the batter sit for about 10 minutes, to allow the oats to take in the wet ingredients. I also baked at 325 instead of 350, because it seemed like they were burning at the higher temp. The cookies are cakelike, and go great with a glass of cold milk. I just have to wonder if the vanilla cuts down the honey flavor. Next time, I will omit the vanilla from the recipe and see how that works out.

Jul 29, 2007

Perfect! Not sugary sweet at all, which was exactly what I was looking for. Used butter instead and semi-sweet chcolate chips. I'm making it again and I'm using walnuts, this time. The texture is perfect, and the tatse is wonderful. DO NOT MAKE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOEY SWEET COOKIE.

Jun 30, 2009

This is such a great tasting oatmeal recipe. I did make quite a few adjustments based on the reviews. Here is what I did and they turned out PERFECT & so flavorful! I replaced the shortening with 3/4 cup butter. Added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients. I also added 3/4 cup raisins & 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. I baked them at 325 for 20 min. and they were just slightly golden brown on the bottom. I was also using Pampered Chef stoneware to bake on. I will definitely use this recipe many many times!

Oct 29, 2004

My husband can have only honey as a sweetener. I add an extra half cup of flour and use whole wheat flour to get what looks a lot like macaroons, and he loves them!

Jan 17, 2008

You will absolutely love these cookies if you are a health nut, or if you have a cookie-obsessed toddler and are trying to cut down on their sugar intake. I wouldn't serve these to a non-dieting adult and call them cookies. But, if you don't expect them to be sweet, the texture is great. They're like oatmeal cake. I will definitely be using this recipe (but not for ME hehe).

Oct 10, 2006

I omited the shortening and added butter in it's place. Then, left the vinilla out and used another cup of honey. 1/2 cup more flour. Poured some chocolate chips in there. Wonderful! Thanks

May 29, 2007

These cookies are not at all to my liking! No flavor. I did not like the texture. A waste of honey. I was expecting so much more. Once I bit into it I had to check the recipe to make sure I hadn't forgotten anything! I tried saving the rest of the batches with chocolate chips but to no avail. I don't know how this received 4 stars!


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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