May 19, 2011

Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Prunes

Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Prunes

When you have a boyfriend who is totally nuts about oatmeal cookies, you are sometimes obliged to bake a batch of some good ol' homemade ones to give him rewards for a job well done. We have been having summer classes, and so far his evaluation grades shot up from really low to the 4th place in the top ten, of course with a little bribing and a promise of an eat all you can buffet dinner at Dad's, Saisaki, and Kamayan. Why is that so much of a big deal for him? I put him on a diet recently, and he has been showing withdrawal symptoms. Haha.

Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Prunes

Anyway, these cookies are so good that he kept nibbling on them the whole day. The outside was crisp, and the insides are a bit chewy. I was supposed to bake chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies but I have to use up the almonds and prunes at home before they spoil in a month or so. Besides, prunes and almonds are a healthier option, and a yummier version of raisin oatmeal cookies.

Almond Oatmeal Cookies with Prunes


1 cup butter, cubed (it's equal to the whole bar, or two sticks)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped prunes

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until soft, then add vanilla and egg. Beat lightly until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, almonds, and prunes. Mix well.
  3. Add the butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix well until well blended.
  4. Chill the mixture for 15 minutes in the freezer so that the batter will hold its shape and will not spread out too thinly.
  5. Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  6. Scoop the firm batter and drop by tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure to leave two inches space between cookies.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown but still slightly soft in the center.
  8. Let cool for ten minutes before removing from cookie sheet to avoid sticking. Cool to room temperature before storing.


  1. looks yummy. you know how to reward your guy. here is My FTF

  2. Your guy is so lucky for having a pretty chef!Thanks for sharing your recipe^_^

    Happy FTF!

  3. OMG!You are so mean! How could you do your boyfriend..putting him on a diet and then bake a terrible cookie like this? Youre such a sweet babe! now,Im grabbing your recipe..dont worry its for personal use!

  4. haha, I know! He's been begging me for a treat since day 1! :)

    Thanks for the comments everyone :)

  5. These look delicious! I don't have any prunes this time but I do have raw almonds. I might have to sneak in the chocolate chips. Need to cook about 5 dozen cookies for a family reunion.

  6. yummmmmmmm! can i have one?!

  7. Will definitely try this on my new oven.. haha!!
    Visiting from FTF!! Food looks yummy!!
    Food Trip Friday: Mr. Choi

  8. you made me laugh, you want him on a diet but you bake this yummy cookies hahaha. Thanks for dropping by.

  9. you're such a sweetie! anyway, it really looks delicious, i want some! :) thanks for sharing your recipe! have a great weekend!

  10. wow you are an awesome baker, your boyfriend is so lucky to have you. MIne is up and its here thanks Little World of Fun

  11. Yummy and healthy! Your boyfriend is so lucky to have a girlfriend who cooks up delicious treats for him. Thanks for the visit!