N’Oatmeal Cookies – from our cookbook, ‘Make It Paleo’

Today, we wanted to share one of our ‘Treats and Cheats’ from our upcoming cookbook, Make it Paleo! We haven’t posted any sweet recipes lately, and we wanted to give you all some good old fashioned food porn. This recipe is just one of the 215 recipes in our upcoming cookbook, Make it Paleo, which you can pre-order here. It is scheduled to be released on October 20th, and will have 450 pages of paleo goodness. The book is packed with photos (there are over 500 photos in the book, people!)
If you’d like to see even more recipes from Make it Paleo, we have posted a preview of the book on our website, MakeitPaleo.com!
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    1. August 15, 2011

      Looks delish. The hubs loves oatmeal raisin cookies, so I'll have to try these. I assume that's supposed to be 1/2 cup sunflower seeds? You know what they say about assuming though. 🙂

    2. August 15, 2011

      Yep, that should read 1/2 cup! The book is due back from copy edit any day now – here's hoping they catch ALL the little errors like that 🙂

    3. August 19, 2011

      What I love about an oatmeal cookie is the chewy/chunky texture, and I think you've replicated that really well with the coconut and seeds here. Maybe even better. Sounds awesome!

    4. August 26, 2011

      I made them this morning. They're good.

      I did have a {small} problem with the coconut oil. It's nearly solid at room temperature, and I needed to heat it quite a bit to mix it smoothly with the wet ingredients.

      I agree that "1 tablespoon sized amounts of cookie batter" yielded quite a lot more than 12 cookies.

      Also, I think they need to be flattened before you bake them. They don't spread very much at all.

      Nice overall. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    5. August 28, 2011

      Hi! I made these cookies yesterday, and my whole family loved them. I admit that I had to make a couple of substitutions. Once I started, I realized I didn't have any more flax, so I used 1/4 cup hemp nuts and 1/4 cup chia seeds, ground together. I think it made a really similar contribution to flax seeds.

      I do have one super nit-picky comment about the recipe, and feel free to delete this if it's too annoying. I read a lot of cookbooks, and have been cooking for a couple of decades, and one thing that really helps in the readability of a recipe is that ingredients are usually listed in order of when you add them. When the instructions say "mix dry ingredients", all the dry ingredients are grouped together, flour, baking powder, spices, etc. Then the wet ingredients are grouped together, and anything you add at the end is, well, at the end.

      I looked through the recipe before I made it, but I still managed to mix just the first 5 ingredients, then the eggs and oil, mixed those two bowls together, and then saw that I hadn't added the cinnamon or the vanilla.

      Now, I know I'm a dummy, but I'd like to point out that there are lots of dummies like me. I don't know if it's too late to change the recipe for the book. It would just be nice.

      Also, I got 3 dozen cookies using the 1T of dough suggested, and after the first batch, flattened the rest with moistened hands (so the dough doesn't stick).

    6. August 28, 2011

      No problem with the comments, sarah k.

      Luckily, we had a very thorough copy editor, and he recommended that we list ingredients in 'order of appearance' throughout the book. While this recipe was pdf'd out from our personal design file (pre editing), the entire book was edited to have ingredients listed in sequence.

      In addition, we went through and changed the yield of this recipe because it was clearly a bit off.

    7. August 29, 2011

      I dont have syrup, would honey be an okay subsitute??

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