September 2007, pg. 58
I have to admit that once again, I went rogue on this recipe. The first major issue was that the recipe did not call for cinnamon. I mean, who ever heard of an oatmeal cookie that didn’t have cinnamon? I had to remedy that. I added a teaspoon. Second, I added craisins instead of raisins or dried currants. Third, I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. And finally, I used the quick-cooking oats. Mostly because I was half way through the recipe before realizing I had the wrong oats.
I noticed that my dough yielded far fewer cookies than the recipe claims. It says it makes 18 – 20 and I got 13. I would also say that I was a little conservative on the two tablespoon size cookie balls. If I hadn’t been I might have gotten 10? Maybe this is all an issue because I used the wrong oats but it is hard to say.
Once they were out of the oven, I did enjoy them. I had mine with a nice cup of ginger tea. I wouldn’t say they are better than standard butter filled oatmeal cookies, but they were pretty tasty for being “healthy”.