Again, in an attempt to lighten our refined sugar load, I have been playing around in the kitchen a bit to find some alternatives to our favorite dessert recipes. Replacing the granulated and brown sugars in traditional oatmeal cookies with local honey, created a wonderful cake-like cookie. The floral taste of the honey, paired with the nuttiness of these local oats, makes this cookie one you just must try!
Honey-Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1 cup local honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and honey. Then add the ingredients to the mixer in the order listed, being sure each ingredients is fully incorporated before adding the next.
Scoop out the dough by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Enjoy!
*A note about all my recipes: I use all organic ingredients, local when available. I use non-homogenized milk, and all of the dairy we use is from animals raised on pasture. I also use oils that are non-GMO verified. All our meat is raised locally on organic feed, and our beef is grass-fed, grass-finished. All our spices and cane sugar are fair-trade certified and purchased through a cooperative.