The only reason I decided to make oatmeal cookies today was because we had an awful lot of oatmeal. So to make it interesting I chose a recipe from two of my favourite bakers; Ina Garten and Gwyneth Paltrow. The cookies pictured above are from Ina's book called Back to Basics. These cookies are full of sugar and butter and lots of oats, pecans, and raisins. This cookie is a meal.
On the other hand, Gwyneth's recipe from her book titled My Father's Daughter, are really great made with spelt flour, walnuts, maple syrup, and brown rice syrup. Instead of butter this recipe uses vegetable oil. Gwyneth's cookies have a nutty texture and there is no sugar so they are very enjoyable.