Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

Healthy Whole Grain Cinnamon Oatmeal and Fruit Cookie in Valentine Box close up

It is that time of year when everyone is thinking about a Valentine’s Day gift for loved ones or for their friends. We tried this healthy cookie at Wegmans and it is just wonderful! It will make a nice Valentine’s Day gift and you can present it in so many beautiful ways. And after Christmas and New Years, we really need to watch our calories but yet we want something yummy for Valentine’s Day. Not only is this cookie healthy, you also get to use your favorite dried fruit. Try a variety of dried fruit for more fun!

Healthy Whole Grain Cinnamon Oatmeal and Fruit Cookie in Valentine Bags

You can find Wegmans original recipe by clicking here and an article about their new cookies by clicking here.

I made my cookies a bit smaller and they were easy to stack and then wrap some pretty ribbon around them. Of course you could always make them larger! They would also be pretty in a small clear bag with maybe some hearts or other decorative touches!

Healthy Whole Grain Cinnamon Oatmeal and Fruit Cookie Stacked closeup

Find a nice Valentine’s Day box to present several of the cookies as a gift or as a centerpiece on your table. It will be fun to grab a cookie when you walk by and most likely you will find excuses to walk by the table! I know candy is a popular gift but consider making this cookie for your gift giving or just for yourself! It is a nice treat! What is your favorite gift to give someone on Valentine’s Day?

Healthy Whole Grain Cinnamon Oatmeal and Fruit Cookie in Valentine Box

Dry Ingredients
1 cup Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Quick Oats
3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
1 Large Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla

Fruit Ingredients
1 1/2 cups assorted dried fruit

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.

Beat butter and dark brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add the remaining wet ingredients and mix until combined. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Add dried fruit and stir.

Measure out a rounded tablespoon for smaller cookies to make about 30-cookies. Drop onto either an ungreased baking sheet or one lined with parchment paper. Bake between 9 to 11 minutes. The centers of this cookie will be soft and the edges should be a light brown.

Let cookies rest a couple of minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a cooling rack. And enjoy!!

21 thoughts on “A Healthy Whole Grain Cinnamon Oatmeal and Fruit Cookie #recipe #ValentinesDay #baking #cookies

  1. Susan says:

    These sound wonderful! Do you think regular whole wheat flour would work also?

    1. Bernice says:

      I would think whole wheat flour would be fine. You could also do a split between white and whole wheat if you were concern the whole wheat would be too heavy. They do have butter in them so they are a moist cookie.

  2. These make a wonderful, tasty and thoughtful gift. Fabulous presentation as well.
    I haven’t had breakfast yet and I remembered when I ate sweets and had an oatmeal cookie, how delicious it was. I especially liked the texture. I almost wanted a cookie when I read this post. ❤ ❤

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! It is a good cookie. I am not a real big fan of oatmeal cookies but I do like these cookies! Now I wished I had brought a couple to work for part of my lunch!!

  3. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you for the reblog! I hope you and your readers enjoy the recipe!

  4. laflor5233 says:

    Growing up my mom would always make oatmeal cookies with raisins and we loved them; back then we had no idea what chocolate chips were.

    1. Bernice says:

      Great energy food! I do adore a chewy chocolate chip cookie!!

  5. Sophie33 says:

    Wonderful tasty cookies, dear Bernice! xxx

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Sophie!! 🙂

  6. msaudreypair says:

    Looks so wonderful, I’ll definitely try it!! Thanks xx

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! They are good. 🙂

  7. I really like your packaging. Stacking the cookies and securing them with ribbon is adorable.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! I spend time studying Food Styling to get ideas on how to present my food. I am glad you liked it! 🙂

  8. alice in wonderland says:

    OMG!!! I have to try this!!!

    1. Bernice says:

      They are really good!! I love the dried fruit in them.

      1. alice in wonderland says:

        I will send some feedback 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Dodgysurfer's Blog

The babblings of a cracked old fossil

Susan Call Hutchison

Author Website

Love in Motion

Life inspires practice. Practice inspires life.

Scattered Thoughts

Welcome to my world, a tapestry of thoughts and forms conceived in my mind

plates to planes

vegan recipes + travel adventures

thesweetvegetarian

Hearty veggie meals and delicious desserts

Food Fellowship and Wine

A celebration of all things good

allaboutmanners

Just another WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: