2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Hearty Healthy Walnut Butter - cool cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made with Heart Healthy Walnut Butter

by | Aug 19, 2017 | Food, Recipes

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Yesterday was a perfect day to bake cookies. The weather was rainy and drizzly. Can you believe it was raining in Texas in August? Crazy weather, but I really enjoyed it. And, it gave me an excuse to try out a new cookie recipe. These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made with Heart Healthy Walnut Butter are scrumptious and good for you, too.

Including walnuts in your diet will help protect your heart and mind. Eating a handful of walnuts can lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and improve your blood vessel function. They contain a plant form of omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) that is associated with enhanced brain function and better moods. Research indicates that people who regularly eat walnuts don’t gain weight even though they are high in fat and calories. So remember to eat them in moderation. Substituting walnut butter for butter and eggs yields a healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.

I based my cookie recipe on Home Run Oatmeal Cookies, a recipe I found in one of my vegan cookbooks, Virgin Vegan Everyday Recipes: For Satisfying Your Appetite. The cookbook presents lots of great vegan recipes that are easy and delicious to make. It also includes Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for anyone new to vegan cooking.

I use organic ingredients whenever possible.

2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Heart Healthy Walnut Butter - ingredients

After you make the walnut butter and bring the sugar and water to a boil, whisk the wet ingredients together.

2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Heart Healthy Walnut Butter - wet ingredients

Stir together all of the dry ingredients except the oatmeal and raisins. I used Einkorn all-purpose flour. The Virgin Vegan recipe calls for oat flour which you can substitute if you want gluten free cookies.

2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Heart Healthy Walnut Butter - dry ingredients

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined.

2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Heart Healthy Walnut Butter - mix wet and dry ingredients together

Add the oatmeal and raisins. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes.

2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Heart Healthy Walnut Butter - add oatmeal and raisins

Scoop dough into balls (about 1 ½ tbs) and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Slightly flatten the cookie dough ball.

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Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until lightly browned.

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These are the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve sampled many.

2018-08-18 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made With Heart Healthy Walnut Butter - eat cookies

Enjoy these delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made with Heart Healthy Walnut Butter.