Honey-oatmeal cookies

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Old-fashioned rolled oats; divided
1 cup Unbleached flour
4 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons Baking powder
2 teaspoons Baking soda
½ teaspoon Ground allspice
¼ cup Brown sugar -; (packed)
¾ cup Honey
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 cup Grated peeled apple
¾ cup Raisins
4 Egg whites; stiffly beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In food processor, process 1 cup oats with flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, allspice and brown sugar until oats are coarsely ground and ingredients well mixed. Stir in remaining 2 cups oats. In medium bowl, combine honey, vanilla, grated apple and raisins. Mix well. Stir into flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in egg whites. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto nonstick baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, checking to avoid overbaking. Let cookies cool on baking sheet slightly before transferring to cooling rack.

Yields 3 dozen cookies.

Comments: Adapted from "The Self-Healing Cookbook," by Kristina Turner (Earthtones Press, 1996). These chewy cookies are a hit with kids at Halloween.

Recipe Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10-26-1998 By Mary Carroll Formatted for MasterCook by Susan Wolfe - vwmv81a@...

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