Handful Cookies Recipe

Before I became a parent, I swore I would never become a short-order cook to picky eaters- and then I had children. Order up!  It’s a constant challenge is to make every bite count nutritionally for my little food critics and snacks are no exception. I created this spin on oatmeal cookies to incorporate some healthy ingredients into a cookie that my kids would enjoy. They love them and so do I.

Rachel Divider


A cookie you can feel good about


2/3 cup (10 ½ Tbsp) room temperature butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, fresh from the backyard (no chickens in your backyard? get some!☺)
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup wheat germ
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
A handful of Craisins
A handful of chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
A handful of chocolate chips
A handful of white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.Add eggs and vanilla.Add all remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.

Drop by spoonful onto parchment-lined cookie sheet (makes clean-up a breeze).

Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on top.   These cookies freeze well, so I usually make a double batch and freeze half.

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10 years ago

Can we post here for the contest? If so, this is my entry!!!!
And good looking cookies!!!!!

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick
Reply to  Rachel

Sure, Rachel. This works. 😉

10 years ago

Oh, wow, these look good and sound delicious. I am going to print out the recipe and try these this week. 🙂

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Eggladyack

Thank you. Let me know how you like them!

9 years ago

These look delicious and the kids (and me) love craisins. Will definitely try these as i love the craisin/choc chip combination; how great for fall! thanks for linking up! ~~katie at katie's language cafe

9 years ago

These look so good! 
Thanks for linking up to Handmade Christmas 2012 (http://www.schneiderpeeps.com/2012/11/handmade-christmas-2012-edible-gifts.html#comment-form)

9 years ago

They look delicious! Love that they have white chocolate in them 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by today to vote and sign up for my Giveaway 🙂