Grandma’s Old Faithfuls (Oatmeal Raisin Cookies): #123 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Whenever my British Grandma went to a potluck, party, or family gathering, she would have these cookies in hand. She nicknamed them “old faithfuls” because they’re so easy to make and everyone likes them. Our girls Megan and Sara made these this past weekend. Hope you enjoy them too!

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($2 total for 16 cookies)

1 cup flour – $0.16
1/2 cup sugar – $0.44
1/2 tsp baking powder – $0.01
1/4 tsp baking soda – $0.01
1/2 tsp salt – $0.03
1/2 tsp cinnamon – $0.03
1 1/2 cups rolled oats – $0.18
1/2 cup raisins – $0.50
1/2 cup canola oil – $0.37
1 egg – $0.19
1/4 cup soy milk – $0.09

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, mix the first 6 dry ingredients. Then stir in the oats and raisins.

2. Add in the oil, egg and soy milk. Mix just until combined.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then remove from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. These freeze very well.

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 3 = lots of leftovers
  • Cost per person: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness: 3 = when are we having these again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
  • TOTAL: 17/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

4 thoughts on “Grandma’s Old Faithfuls (Oatmeal Raisin Cookies): #123 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

  1. Twitter comment from The Silver Palate: oooh these look amazing, would be great with
    @Silver_Palate oats!

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