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Oatmeal and Ginger Cookies

Updated on April 19, 2013

Oatmeal

Quaker oats are not gluten free due to cross contamination. Gluten free options can be found in healthfood and some grocery chains.
Quaker oats are not gluten free due to cross contamination. Gluten free options can be found in healthfood and some grocery chains. | Source

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal is an excellent source of dietary fibre. Whether you use organic, steel cut or regular quaker oats this cookie recipe proves that healthy food can also taste delicious.

To adapt this recipe for gluten free diets ensure you use oats that are not produced in a facility where there is cross contamination with wheat. Healthfood and some grocery chains offer this option.

Change up the all purpose flour to half cup brown rice flour, half cup almond flour and half cup stoneground sorghum flour.

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Oatmeal and Ginger Cookies

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, (see above for gluten free flour combination
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar or natural golden sugar
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1.2 tsp salt

Method

  1. Combine the dry ingredients into an electric mixer or mixing bowl. Blend in softened butter, beaten egg and honey, beat well for 2 minutes.
  2. Form dough into round balls and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Pat down lightly.
  3. Place in pre-heated oven @ 375 for 8 minutes. Watch that bottoms do not overcook. If necessary turn over cookies and cook for another 1-2 miinutes until done. Leave to set and then cool on wire rack.

Oatmeal and Ginger Cookies

Store Cookies in an airtight tin for up to two weeks (they won't last that long:-) )
Store Cookies in an airtight tin for up to two weeks (they won't last that long:-) ) | Source

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Live life worry free. Thanks glad you like the recipe. I am about to bake a batch myself!

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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      This recipe is a keeper! My mom oatmeal cookies and so do I. Nice to prepare this in a healthy way. Thanks!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Career mommy thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoy eating the cookies when you bake em!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Lizam1, I can't wait to try this recipe. An oatmeal and ginger combination seems so healthy and yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks teaches12345 - promise you they are good and they will not last long!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love oatmeal and now this recipe is one that I will try -- for real! The hint of ginger will add a little zing and flavor to the traditional recipe. Great photo and I'll bet they were really good. Thanks.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Vickiw Thanks for your comment - I know too many cookies = too many calories, these have some health saving benefits:-)

      Torrilynn, thanks so much for the vote. Hope you enjoy them when you try the recipe.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Lizam1,

      Thanks for this really nice recipe

      I absolutely love cookies and love

      to try different flavors of cookies.

      Voted up

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      The recipe looks awesome, and the picture is very lovely. I try not to eat too many cookies, but I may have to make an exception here! Love oatmeal.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      rajan jolly thanks. Given you are a health guru high praise is much appreciated from you.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Really love the look of these healthy cookies. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked and voted up and interesting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Really love the look of these healthy cookies. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked and voted up and interesting.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Faythef thanks. The combination of sweet and ginger is subtle but good. Thanks for the comment.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      I love oatmeal and ginger ..will have to try this...

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      sarashuihan and anatomynotes. Thanks to you both for reading and voting. They are quite delicious as you say:-)

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      Edmund Custers 4 years ago

      This is quick and easy to prepare. I enjoy eating ginger. And oatmeal is low in calories, low in fat and high in fiber+protein. I will definitely try this out. Thanks! Voted up.

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      Sarah 4 years ago from USA

      That looks delicious! I shall have to try this someday! Voted up and sharing :)

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Om Paramapoonya thanks for the comment - a sweet spiced healthy (ish) treat - who could not love it:-)

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Yummy! I think the mild spiciness in ginger and cloves should balance the sweetness of brown sugar really well. These high-fiber goodies are absolutely a must-try!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Lesliebyers thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the recipe and I appreciate the votes.

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      lesliebyars 4 years ago

      Sounds easy and delicious. My type of recipe. Voted up and useful.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      torrilyn thanks so much for the vote! Glad you like the recipe

      Kidscrafts - thank you for the comment and I am sure your family will enjoy them this weekend.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Your cookies look just delicious! Great picture! It gives a good idea about the end result! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I will try to prepare a batch this coming weekend!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      i really love this hub. as a cookie lover, im willing to try almost any type of cookie especially an oatmeal and ginger cookie. thanks. voted up.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      pstraubie48 - hey thanks for the comment and the angels! Glad you like the recipe. Enjoy:-)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Say the word oatmeal and you have my attention every time. I have a bowl every day, sometimes for supper.

      I am adding this to my recipe files. Thanks for sharing---it sounds yummy.

      Sending you Angels today :) ps