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Recipe yields 2 dozen servings.

According to Best Health, walnuts can reduce your risk of breast cancer and diabetes, contain antioxidants that boost heart health, and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and inflammatory diseases.


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add flour, oats, and salt to egg mixture; beat well.
  4. Stir in raisins and walnuts. 
  5. Drop by level tablespoons, 1½ inches apart, onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven; let stand 2 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet; serve warm.
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