Here is a recipe for heart healthy chewy cinnamon oatmeal cookies made with canola oil. This cookie recipe is a great way to incorporate healthy fats into your family's diet. Watch this cooking how to video to learn how to make these chewy oat and cinnamon cookies.
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup raisins and/or dried cranberries
1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a medium size bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and canola oil. Use an electric mixer on medium-high speed and beat for about 30 seconds, or until well blended. The mixture will be grainy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, and beat until blended. Add raisin mixture and coconut, and beat again until blended.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a teaspoon measure, spoon dough onto pan to make 36 cookies (place 2 inches apart). Bake 5 minutes or until puffy and slightly golden on edges. Do not bake longer! (They will not look done when removed from oven).
One baked, place cookie sheet on wire rack and let stand 3 minutes. Carefully remove parchment paper and cookies from pan and set aside to cool (on parchment paper).