April 30th is National Oatmeal Cookie Day. What a fun and delicious day to celebrate! Oatmeal cookies have been found as far back as the 1800s, though they are a modification of Scottish oat cakes that date back to the middle ages. In 1896 the first oatmeal cookie recipe was published by Fannie Merritt Farmer in her cookbook, "Boston Cooking-School Cookbook". By the early 1900s, oatmeal cookies were known as health food and featured on the containers of Quaker Oats.
Making cookies with kids is a fun activity that can be used to teach children measuring skills, baking fundamentals, and nutrition.
We've shared a recipe below that you can modify with additions like sesame seeds, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruits. For a healthier option, here are a couple of links to recipes that use applesauce and honey instead of refined sugars.
Join the celebration! Get out the oatmeal and get baking! Share on social media with the hashtags #NationalOatmealCookieDay and #funstation4kids
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