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I discovered this Easy Oatmeal Macaroons recipe in my grandmother’s recipe box, and right away I knew it was a recipe worth sharing. They are super-simple to make, only have a few ingredients, and most of the sweetness comes from dried fruit. This is a cookie I can feel good about eating!
Although the original recipe calls for brown sugar, they were just as good made with a few tablespoons of honey. For the dried fruit, my grandmother liked them with dried apricots, and I have made them with dates, prunes, and raisins, and I’m going to try cranberries the next time I make a batch.
The lemon zest in the recipe adds a nice zing to the cookie, but when I don’t have lemons on hand I add a little vanilla instead. This is truly a versatile cookie with lots of room for creativity!
Gluten Free Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats– Though oats don’t contain gluten, if they’re not marked gluten free, they may have been processed on equipment that processes wheat as well.
Parchment paper– this is a staple in our kitchen, I use it for lining bread pans and cookie sheets. You can use the same sheet multiple times to make it last longer. This is the best deal I’ve found and this one roll is still lasting me three years later!
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Makes about 24 cookies.
Andrea is an artisan and teacher trying to live a handmade and homemade lifestyle with her husband in Eastern Canada. She is passionate about growing her own food, cooking healthy meals, using herbs for healing, nurturing creativity, and finding joy and blessings in the every-day moments of life. She writes about all of this, plus her adventures in sewing, crafting, and pattern design at http://www.artisaninthewoods.com/