The EYES Have it and Oatmeal Raisin Chew Cookie

by Joanne on November 28, 2011

The November issue of Nutritional Outlook featured a story discussing products promoted for eye health, or LACK OF product innovation for eye health.

Ingredients that are promoted for their healthy “ocular” benefits include Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Blueberry Anthocyanins and also one for our furry pet friends, taurine.

Do you take a supplement for your eyes? 

I have been taking 20mg of Lutein for the past eight  years.  I’m not sure if it has helped or not but my optician remains amazed that my eyes seem about six years younger than they actually are?!  Lucky me  (and I floss my teeth twice a day as well so…. that makes my teeth how old???? )!

All these good things like taking care of your eyes, flossing your teeth, limited alcohol consumption, etc. ADDS years back on to your life.  Seriously! Calculate your “REAL” age at  It’s interesting the little things you can do daily to help prevent disease, bacteria, and infection which can take years off your life.

Some products to look for which boast eye health:  Goji Berry, Cherries, Blueberries, and Carrots. Some manufacturer’s labels include:  Genesis Today’s Goji Berry Juice, Edeka (A German Company) makes a carrot juice rich in vitamin A, Green Giant Health Blends,

healthy colors

and McCain launched a frozen vegetable mix called “Vision Mix” which includes carrots, peas, and corn.

Vision Mix

Take care of your eyes by proper nutrition and consider a supplement such as Lutein.

Another Apple Crumble favorite cookie.


Classic oatmeal raisin with my special little twist.


Makes 3-4 dozen


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter –room temp.
  • 1 1/2 TBS dark treacle (you can use molasses if you don’t have treacle)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup dark raisins

Preheat oven to 300 F.

Mix the flour, soda, salt and oats. Set aside

Blend the sugars together then add the butter and cream the mixture.

Add treacle, vanilla, eggs and mix until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and raisins and just stir until all is blended.

Drop on ungreased, parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 20 – 22 minutes.


Gosh! I could just keep eating and eating and EATING these little gems!


Do you have a special cookie ingredient?

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  • At 2011.11.28 11:09, Dana at Cooking At Cafe D said:

    I really like to use peanut butter in my cookies. It adds flavor and moistness. (Obviously i have to be sure folks aren’t allergic to PB.)

    Hey, glad to hear about your eye health!!

    • At 2011.11.28 11:48, Heather said:

      I will use only brown sugar instead of white to make the cookies nice and soft. I’m not a crunchy cookie girl, so these ones sound (and look!) delicious to me!

      • At 2011.11.29 19:47, Sophia @ Raven Waves said:

        Cookies look so yummy! I don’t have a special ingredient for cookies, but I love anything that has a bit of cinnamon!

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