Recipe: Aganetha's Healthy Cookies

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by Robin

I am sentimental about this recipe.  It was created by my friend who has once again moved back to rural Mexico.  I haven't seen or heard from her since.  It's difficult to keep in touch.  She's from a conservative Mennonite culture.  I can't call her.  I can't text her.  I definitely can't write on her Facebook wall.  But, I can make her cookies and remember our long talks comparing how similar and different our lives are, laughing and crying together.   I think she would get a kick out of her recipe being available to print on the internet.  I can picture her look of surprise and laughing with her hand shyly covering her mouth.  I will have to mail her a copy.

There's more to this recipe than sentiment.  These cookies are delicious, relatively low in fat and higher in fibre than a typical cookie.  I have made them for people who have said, "These are better than Tim Horton's!", which around these parts is about as high of praise as you can get. 

 Aganetha's Healthy Cookies




  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 2/3 cup Quick oats
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Raisins (or we prefer them with dried cranberries)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, and oil.
  4. Combine both bowls together.  Mix. (As you can see my son demonstrate in the photo above - the dough is pretty dry and sticky - that's ok - that's how it's supposed to be)
  5. Make small balls of the dough.  (In the photo below you can see how messy this can get.  It's worth it honest, but these balls get frustrating.  Just rinse your hands clean after every few rolls. Or, drop them with a spoon, but somehow they don't taste as good this way.)
  6. Press down onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake until done – approximately 10 minutes.

Here's a Free Printable Recipe of Aganetha's Healthy Cookies.  Enjoy!

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