Spiced oatmeal cookies

There's nothing better in a cold winter day than a nice batch of warm cookies. I'm a huge cookie fan but don't make them very often since most recipes are loaded with butter. The other night I decided to try baking cookies the healthy way by using only 2 tablespoons of butter and cutting back on the amout of sugar used and replacing it with honey. The results were "Oh my Gooooodness" Yes they were that good and did I mentions they were healthy? I say were because "I" ate the entire batch in 2 days. Oops!

1 1/4 cup wheat flour
2 cups oats (quick cooking)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons choped apricots (in jam) You can also use 2 tablespoons of dry apricots and 1 tablespoon apricot jam.

Preheat oven to 350*.
In a large bowl mix your (sifted) flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside. In a medium bowl mix your egg and sugar with a hand or electric mixer until light in color and creamy. Add your honey, melted butter, apricots, vanilla and oil. Mix to combine. Mix your wet and dry ingredients until well combined (make sure not to overmix). Fold in your raisins and walnuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

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