Soft and flaky. Good tasting.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat together shortening, honey, egg, water, and vanilla until creamy. Add combined remaining ingredients; mix well.

  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. 19.6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (96)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Good flavor but it's not an oatmeal cookie without raisins!!! After reading the other reviews I added 3/4 cup raisins to the wet ingredients and let it sit for 15 minutes before mixing in the dry ingredients. I also added 3/4 cup walnuts and substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. After mixing all the ingredients I let the dough stand for about 10 minutes before baking and it helped with the too much moisture "problem." I cooked my cookies on unglazed stoneware like "pampered chef" and they were perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2003
I used butter instead of shortening because I wanted that honey-butter flavor. If you use butter as well add 1/2 c more of flour to compensate for the natural water content in most supermarket butters. Also after mixing let the batter sit for about 10 minutes to allow the oats to take in the wet ingredients. I also baked at 325 instead of 350 because it seemed like they were burning at the higher temp. The cookies are cakelike and go great with a glass of cold milk. I just have to wonder if the vanilla cuts down the honey flavor. Next time I will omit the vanilla from the recipe and see how that works out. Read More
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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Good flavor but it's not an oatmeal cookie without raisins!!! After reading the other reviews I added 3/4 cup raisins to the wet ingredients and let it sit for 15 minutes before mixing in the dry ingredients. I also added 3/4 cup walnuts and substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. After mixing all the ingredients I let the dough stand for about 10 minutes before baking and it helped with the too much moisture "problem." I cooked my cookies on unglazed stoneware like "pampered chef" and they were perfect! Read More
(87)
Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2003
I used butter instead of shortening because I wanted that honey-butter flavor. If you use butter as well add 1/2 c more of flour to compensate for the natural water content in most supermarket butters. Also after mixing let the batter sit for about 10 minutes to allow the oats to take in the wet ingredients. I also baked at 325 instead of 350 because it seemed like they were burning at the higher temp. The cookies are cakelike and go great with a glass of cold milk. I just have to wonder if the vanilla cuts down the honey flavor. Next time I will omit the vanilla from the recipe and see how that works out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Good flavor but it's not an oatmeal cookie without raisins!!! After reading the other reviews I added 3/4 cup raisins to the wet ingredients and let it sit for 15 minutes before mixing in the dry ingredients. I also added 3/4 cup walnuts and substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour. After mixing all the ingredients I let the dough stand for about 10 minutes before baking and it helped with the too much moisture "problem." I cooked my cookies on unglazed stoneware like "pampered chef" and they were perfect! Read More
(87)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
Perfect! Not sugary sweet at all which was exactly what I was looking for. Used butter instead and semi-sweet chcolate chips. I'm making it again and I'm using walnuts this time. The texture is perfect and the tatse is wonderful. DO NOT MAKE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOEY SWEET COOKIE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
This is such a great tasting oatmeal recipe. I did make quite a few adjustments based on the reviews. Here is what I did and they turned out PERFECT & so flavorful! I replaced the shortening with 3/4 cup butter. Added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 cup brown sugar and a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients. I also added 3/4 cup raisins & 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. I baked them at 325 for 20 min. and they were just slightly golden brown on the bottom. I was also using Pampered Chef stoneware to bake on. I will definitely use this recipe many many times! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2004
My husband can have only honey as a sweetener. I add an extra half cup of flour and use whole wheat flour to get what looks a lot like macaroons and he loves them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2008
You will absolutely love these cookies if you are a health nut or if you have a cookie-obsessed toddler and are trying to cut down on their sugar intake. I wouldn't serve these to a non-dieting adult and call them cookies. But if you don't expect them to be sweet the texture is great. They're like oatmeal cake. I will definitely be using this recipe (but not for ME hehe). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
I omited the shortening and added butter in it's place. Then left the vinilla out and used another cup of honey. 1/2 cup more flour. Poured some chocolate chips in there. Wonderful! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2007
These are very nice "tea" cookies because they need something like milk or tea to go with them. We added butterscotch and chocolate chips to make them a little more exciting. We also substituted royal jelly instead of honey. These would also be good with a lot of other mix-ins such as chocolate syrup cranberries etc. We used a cookie baller to get a consistent shape and baked for 14 minutes. The first dozen flew off of the cooling racks. We'll certainly make these again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2007
These cookies are not at all to my liking! No flavor. I did not like the texture. A waste of honey. I was expecting so much more. Once I bit into it I had to check the recipe to make sure I hadn't forgotten anything! I tried saving the rest of the batches with chocolate chips but to no avail. I don't know how this received 4 stars! Read More
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