Honey, Walnut and Oat Cookies

Initially for this post, I was going to make apple cider cookies. Sounds good, right? I did a quick Google search to see if others had done it (link titles told me they did) and like the lazy cook I am, I thought “Good enough!” and bought everything. Funny thing is, I didn’t read any of these recipes, which clearly use powdered cider mix, not actual apple cider. I’m not the brightest. On the other hand, I ended up throwing these together with the ingredients I did have and they were a huge hit in my house.

I posted this right before Halloween for a healthy snack alternative as opposed to all of the super high-sugar, artificial-everything treats. For more healthy snacking ideas, click here.

I especially like these cookies because of two reasons:

  1. Oats are the best.
  2. They aren’t overpowered with sweetness.

Store-bought cookies are almost always over-sweetened, and while I’m guilty of making some pretty sugar-packed ones myself, it’s nice to get away from that.

Honey, Walnut and Oat Cookies

Ingredients

Makes 15 cookies

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup large flake oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, vanilla, egg, both sugars, and honey until well combined. In a separate bowl, sift together all remaining dry ingredients, excluding walnuts. Mix in the dry to the wet mix with a spoon, then stir in chopped walnut bits and zest.

Form teaspoon-sized dough balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Dip a damp fork in leftover oats and press on top of a cookie to flatten; repeat with remaining dough balls.

Bake for 9-11 minutes until the edges are slightly brown and the middle is just done. Allow to cool for a few minutes and eat to your heart’s desire.

Honey, Walnut and Oat Cookies

Honey, Walnut and Oat Cookies

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