Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, A Veggie Motivator
What’s it like at your dinner table when it’s time to get the kiddos to eat their veggies? I bribe my kids. It started when they were little. Don’t blame me, I got it from my mama. Growing up, after every meal my sister and I enjoyed a dessert as long as we ate all of our vegetables. Sundays were the best times for a veggie-dessert exchange. Mama usually made a cobbler, pie or maybe even a cake. During the week we spaced out our slices. When there was one final piece we followed the rule: yell through the house to see if anyone had already laid claim to it . Today I follow suit. The kiddos know like clockwork – eat your vegetables, you get a dessert. Eat half of your veggies, you perhaps can get a small piece of candy. Eat no veggies at all…a straight ticket to early bedtime. What can I say..I can be a meany. For us it works like a charm and the doctor has yet to yell at me to up the veggie intake after their annual finger prick (knock on wood). Sometimes I don’t have time to make an entire cake or roll out dough for a pie. But cookies take like no time at all to put together and oatmeal cookies in my house work well as a veggie-dessert exchange.
½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup dark brown sugar 2 sticks softened butter 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp corn starch 2-3 cups of quick or old fashioned oats 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream brown sugar and butter. Add eggs. Add flour mixture. Add oats then vanilla. Stir or fold in raisins or chocolate chips. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!!