Lebanese Oatmeal Cookies

Facts About Oatmeal Cookies

It was only at the end of the 1800's where oatmeal made a turn into the confections department. It first appeared as a cookie in the late 1800's. When the Romans conquered England, they had no idea how hard it would be to fight the Scots, whom were invincible. Highlanders were noted for carrying oatmeal in their poaches.America has even designated April 30th as National Oatmeal Cookie Day! Some pagans consume bannocks (an oat cake cooked on a griddle) in celebration of Beltane, otherwise known as May Day, which is on May 1st.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix all the ingredients (hands work best) except water until dough is combined and crumbly.
  4. Add water and vanilla and knead until smooth.
  5. Roll dough into walnut size balls and place on cookie sheets about 2" apart.
  6. Flatten with a fork.
  7. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Transfer to wire racks to cool.