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Oatmeal Cookies
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Contributed by: RodneyAdded: Oct 21, 2007 at 09:44 AM


A great oatmeal cookie and so good with the dried cherries and nuts. Add nut and dried fruits to you liking.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 3/4 cup butter (or ghee)
  • 1/4 cup agave (or 1/2 cup sugar)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or 1/4 cup total molasses and agave see note below)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup spelt flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
How to make it:
  1. In a large mixing bowel, cream butter or add ghee and sugars.
  2. beat in the egg.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda: gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in the oats, nuts and cherries.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned, remove to wire racks.
  7. makes a couple dozen.


  8. To make a nice firm cookie and not one that goes flat once cooled make sure you mix the dry ingredients completely in the order described above. When baking keep the unbaked dough in the refrigerator. And always use fresh baking soda, not that box thats been hanging out in the cupboard since last Christmas. The dough should be on the dry side so adjust with more flour if needed. I haven't tried the molasses and agave substitute for the brown sugar but I am going to do that next time.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cherry (all)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Egg (chicken)2 N N N B N N N N
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Vanilla  N N N N N N N A
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal4 ,5 B N B B B N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Wheat (Gluten Flour Products)- N A N A A A A A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Molasses- B N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • 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 Dec 09, 2007 at 01:18 PM By: Rodney