Here we go:
-FAT. You need one cup of fat. I used 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter and 1/2 cup of apple sauce. You can use 1 cup of peanut butter, or half and half with normal butter. You choose. But all you need is one cup.
-SUGAR. I used 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white. You could also use 1 1/2 cups of brown, or 1 cup of white with 1/2 cup of honey. you need 1 1/2 cups total. :)
-1 tsp baking soda
-SPICE. 1 tsp of cinnamon. OR 1/2 tsp of allspice.
-1/2 tsp of salt
-1 tsp vanilla
-FLOUR. 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour. OR 3/4 c. of all purpose flour & 3/4 c. whole wheat flower.
-3 cups of rolled oats
-1 cup of something extra. Chocolate chips, coconuts, craisins, raisins. You choose ;)
TO START, preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl beat your fat for 30 seconds. Add your desired sugar, baking soda, spice and salt. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl.
Okay, continuing on...
Bake them for 8-10 minutes. More time if you made larger cookies. :)As a final touch I added chocolate and caramel to the tops of my plain oatmeal cookies. I wanted something special for when people came over. Anyways, this recipe is awesome and you can try it different ways! I've tried it a few different ways now and I love them each time! Enjoy!