CHUNKY OATMEAL COOKIES
Start by putting together the dry ingredients in a bowl. First, measure the flour. I used 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup all purpose flour. Add 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used a fruit mix which has dried cranberries, golden raisins and other dried tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple), 1/2 cup seed & grains mix (I used Harvest Grains, a King Arthur product) and dark or white chocolate or butterscotch chips. Set this aside. With an electric mixer or wire whisk, mix together 1/2 cup or 1 stick softened unsalted butter, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar until very light and creamy. Add one large egg, 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons liquid glucose or honey and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Continue mixing for a few more minutes. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well then refrigerate for a few hours. The cookie mix may be made a day ahead. Scoop out about a tablespoon of the cookie mix then place 2" apart on parchment lined cookie sheet or baking pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350F or until edges are lightly browned. I think this recipe makes about 50 cookies.