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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Updated on June 7, 2013
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Delicious and Versatile

A delicious Oatmeal cookie that has just a hint of orange flavor from an orange flavored olive oil.

Because this recipe does not call for eggs, it is equally delicious when made vegan by substituting the butter with a dairy-free margarine. You can also substitute the almonds for 1 cup of chocolate chips (can be non-dairy), dried cranberries or raisins. If you don't have a flavored olive oil on hand, you can replace it with a tablespoon of butter or non-flavored olive oil.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: 3 dozen large, 6 dozen small


  • 3/4 cup Butter (or Non-Dairy Margarine for Vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Flavored Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Almond Slivers
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the ground flax seed and water. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Cream (beat well with a hand or Kitchen Aid mixer) the butter, olive oil, and both types of sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Stir in the flax seed mixture and the vanilla. Beat until well blended,
  6. Slowly stir in the sifted flour mixture and mix until well blended.
  7. Stir in the oats, then the almonds.
  8. Make small round balls (about 1 inch in diameter - smaller to yield more cookies) and place them on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake 8 - 10 minutes.


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      sflorsch 5 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      Hi denisemai! Thank you for your comment! The cookies are actually a little bit of both....a little chewy in the middle and crispy on the outside.

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      Denise Mai 5 years ago from Idaho

      Hi, there. I really like that you provided original photos. It really helps me to see what the process is. These look like they could be tasty and, with the addition of flaxseed, healthy. I do have a question: Does this recipe make crisp cookies or soft and chewy? Thank you for sharing your recipe!