Last night, my son had a serious cookie craving. Too bad I had almost no cookie-making ingredients! I decided that I would try a flourless, low sugar oatmeal cookie (mostly because I had no flour and hardly any sugar), and after discovering I was out of raisins, I substituted dried apple pieces. The result was a crispy, yummy, oatmeal cookie full of autumn flavors. My 4 year old devoured the cookies and I loved that they’re pretty healthy, for cookies. And they gained their unique moniker because I can’t type on my smartphone. I was typing the recipe up on Facebook, and oil became oik. My sister decided there was no other name for them. If you want to give them a try, here’s the recipe:
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup coconut oil, slightly melted
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed dried apple
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Mix all ingredients except dried apples. Add apples, fold in gently.
- Drop by rounded spoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Press down with the tines of a fork.
- Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.