Honey Oatmeal Cookies!

Tonight the kids and I wanted a cookie. Ok, ok...I wanted a cookie. Or two. Alright! I wanted cookies. And that's all I'm admitting.

No sugar in the house though. Because if I don't buy it, we don't use it. Now, these cookies are not all good for you. But this is the first step, and some of the ingredients could be easily substituted. The problems are the oats are not soaked and neither is the flour. You could substitute the flour with sprouted flour, and the oats could be soaked and dried before hand. But I needed cookies tonight. And I don't think ahead very well yet. Baby steps people.

Anyway, I knew I wanted some honey cookies. I couldn't find a recipe via Google or Pinterest that didn't also have sugar in the cookie. Maybe I didn't look long enough, but chaos was starting to break out in the house while I searched, so I finally closed the computer and said let's just do this. I have a stand by oatmeal cookie recipe that I love, so I decided to omit the sugars and add the honey.

First up, the ingredients! White whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon make up the dry ingredients. Two sticks of butter, honey, 2 eggs, and vanilla (sorry, forgot to add it to the picture) make up the wet ingredients.
First, cream the butter and honey together.
And this is the chaos the help I was getting. Eowyn and Esmond were working on the dry ingredients, and Gideon and I were working on the wet.
Eowyn mixed up all the dry ingredients, while we added the eggs and vanilla to the creamed butter and honey. At this point Esmond moved to help in the wet ingredients and decided to add the vanilla. So I have no idea how much vanilla these cookies have, but I would have added 1 teaspoon.
We threw the dry mix in with the wet and then added the oats. And this is the finished dough! It tastes really good.
I plopped some spoonful's on our preheated pizza stone (affilink!), which makes the best baked cookie ever. Just perfectly crispy, and since it's already hot, the cookie doesn't have time to melt down, it just starts baking.
Now, before you make these, you should know they are not sweet like regular cookies. If you want the sweeter taste, you could add up to half a cup of honey or maple syrup more. I would also like to experiment with some more pumpkin spices, and maybe even some pumpkin, but that will be another time. For now, we are enjoying these cookies just the way they are! Even Jeremy is a fan, and he's a hard one to convince without sugar.
The Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 375.

2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon (or spices of your choosing)
Mix up the dry ingredients.

1 cup of butter
1 cup of honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Cream the butter and honey. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet slowly, incorporating entirely but not over mixing.

Add 3 cups of rolled oats.

Drop teaspoonful's on your baking sheet (or stone) and bake for 9 minutes.

And enjoy with a tall glass of milk! Let me know if you try them, or tweak them too!




8 comments

  1. Yummy! I love the pictures with your children helping.

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  2. I love the recipe because all the ingredients people most of the time have at home.

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  3. These look good. I would probably make them healthier by adding chocolate chips (okay kidding about the healthy part but serious about the adding the chips part!). Thanks for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Will pin this :)

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    1. Chocolate chips would be so good! I wonder if I could make chocolate chip cookies with just honey? Hmm, I'm going to have to do some more experimenting! Thanks Jes!

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  4. These look delicious and healthy for cookies :) I am going to feature it on the hop tomorrow at www.PintSizeFarm.com. Thanks for the submission.

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    1. Thanks Heidi for the feature! I'm hoping I'll be back to blogging and sharing next week! (I had a baby this week!)

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