Have you tried the new honey oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from Food Network Magazine? It’s on page 42 in the “Ask Ellie” section and it’s quite similar to the agave honey cookie I posted months ago but with some key differences. For instance, it makes about double the yield, uses all honey instead of agave, and includes dried milk powder and almond butter, which up the protein and help curb blood sugar spikes.
Ellie’s recipe is posted on the Food TV website. Nobody’s reviewed it yet, so I’m looking forward to checking back and seeing what other people say.
As for me, I thought the cookies were tasty and had a great combination of flavors — honey, cinnamon, vanilla and oats. The texture wasn’t perfect, though. The cookies left kind of a dry, chalky feel in my mouth which I attribute to the milk powder and almond butter. They definitely weren’t as rich tasting as other oatmeal cookies nor as moist as the recipe with agave, but the raisins made up for the dryness and I enjoyed the cookies quite a bit. The hint of almond flavor from the almond butter was a nice touch too. I would definitely make these again for myself or as a healthy snack for kids who’ll eat raisins, but I wouldn’t serve them at a party or take them to an event unless it was an event for people with special dietary issues. Also, I wouldn’t make these without the dried fruit — raisins or maybe something else like apricots.
These sound so good! I do confess that I might throw in some dark chocolate chunks, just because I have it in the freezer. 🙂 I think I’ll make these just for me. 😉
I went back and checked out your recipe for Agave and Honey Cookies… looks great as does Ellie Krieger’s recipe. Thanks! Might try your Agave and Honey Cookies with dried cranberries and toasted almonds! I like the looks of your recipe a bit better since I almost always have all of those ingredients on hand. Looks like Ellie Krieger’s recipe would require a trip to the grocery store, dang it! Thanks for all the great recipes! I really enjoy your blog.
What an honest helpful review! These sound like a good cookie for someone who really likes to bake (me), but really needs to watch what she eats.. (also me) On the other hand I’m often of the mind that one really good cookie is better than two so – so cookies, and those indulgences are worth the extra time at the gym. 🙂
I just made some more HBE Oatmeal cookies today and put dried apricots in them. Really great addition! You did a lot of baking today! 😉
These look excellent, I love that they are sweetened with honey. I’ve been using honey a lot more lately. I love almond too so the almond butter sounds intriguing. I am printing this for one of my need-to-try-soon cookies.