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Cross-Country Oatmeal Cookies
16 votes


This recipe uses oil in place of melted or softened butter. It's a nice compromise between a dense, chewy cookie and a more fluffy one. If you want a more substantial cookie, use old-fashioned oats in place of the quick-cooking kind. You can also use much less sweetener if you are adding dried fruit.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (9 beneficials)
  • Type AB (9 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed or other mild-tasting oil
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsifted oat, amaranth or other flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (opt)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dried fruit--raisins, figs, apricots, etc
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until thick.
  3. Add flour, oats, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  4. Beat at low speed until blended.
  5. Stir in nuts and fruit.
  6. Drop by level tablespoonsful on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned.
  8. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla  N N N N N N N A
Oat Flour1 ,2 B N B B B N N A
Sea Salt3 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)3 N N N B N N N N
Walnut (English)3 ,4 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Black)3 ,4 B B B B B B B B
Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
Almond/Almond Butter3 N N N N N N N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal1 ,2 B N B B B N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Flax Seed (Linseed)3 B B N N N N B N
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...3 B B A A A N B B

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Fig (Fresh/Dried)3 ,4 B B B B N B B B

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut Oil3 ,5 B B B B N B N B
Almond Oil3 N N N N N N N B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg3 N N N N N N A N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Spelt (whole)1 ,2 ,4 ,5 N N B N B N N A
Millet4 N N B B B B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 03:02 PM By: Lola