Updated: Nov 14, 2020
These are a sweet treat for the whole family. Oatmeal cookies are great for snacks, dessert or even breakfast. The Almond Extract gives them a pinch of flavor; they just turn out being delicious!
These are super simple to make and are a very tasty cookie that gets even better when you add a good amount of love to the recipe.
They bring me right back to my life in NY and those very cozy and cold afternoons from the late fall when I just wanted to get in my blanket with a cup of hot tea and these cookies.
We shot this with the kids on a Tuesday, which is our baking day. F and I sweat quite a bit while producing this recipe because filming kids is challenging and even more when they are your kids :)
It all turned out just great: the kids got to enjoy a super special baking session and we filmed a good recipe with their really cute little hands. I understood how much they enjoyed the whole process of baking these cookies, they felt really proud of themselves :-)
It takes time and practice but it's possible to sit back and enjoy watching your 1, 2 or 3 year old mixing flour or adding sugar or eggs to the mix, allowing all the mistakes that will occur to occur with grace and ease.
A bit of advice I want to share is to always have in mind that when you sit back and allow your child be and perform at his or her own pace and rhythm, then magic happens in their lives; they gain self-confidence, self-acceptance and in general, self-love.
Ready to make some cookies?
Please comment and let me know how they turned out!
1 1/2 cups (212 gr) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (225 gr) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (200 gr) coconut sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp molasses
2 large eggs
1 tsp almond extract (add 1/2 tsp for more flavor)
3 cups (270 gr) rolled old fashioned oats
1/2 cup (75 gr) raisins
1/2 cup (60 gr) chopped walnuts
5 cups of love
Combine the sugars with the softened butter (let the butter sit out of the fridge about 30 minutes before using it) and mix in the table mixer or hand mixer until smooth.
Add the molasses, almond extract, two eggs, and mix until well combined.
In another bowl, combine the cinnamon, salt, baking powder and all-purpose flower, stir until combined and add to the wet ingredients. Mix together for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the rolled oats, raisins and walnuts (if using) and mix until the mixture is uniform.
Using an ice-cream scoop, form balls with the batter and place them in a baking sheet, leaving at least 3-4 inches between them.
Bake at 350° for about 12 - 14 minutes.
Enjoy your sweets!