Oh-So-Good Oatmeal Cookies

 

Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup evaporated cane juice sugar, maple or agave syrup
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ, preferably toasted
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup seedless raisins, chocolate or carob chips
1/2 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 375°F (190 C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together butter and oil until completely blended. Whisk in maple syrup, egg, vanilla and salt; set aside. In a second large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flour and baking powder, then add to butter mixture and stir well to combine thoroughly. Fold in raisins and pecans.

Drop dough by the spoonful onto prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart, and bake until cooked through and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Carefully transfer to wire racks and set aside to let cool completely.

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