I tried the recipe on the lid of Quaker Oats, old fashioned oatmeal, but substituted goji berries, for the raisins. The following is some information on goji berries, right from the package. “Goji berries have been used in Asian herbal medicine for over 5,000 years. The goji berry is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth. It is a vegetarian form of protein, packed with essential amino acids, rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C. Goji berries possess over 20 trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2), vitamin E as well as carotenoids, including beta-carotene.” Sounds like we all need to be eating these berries, doesn’t it? The package suggests that one can use them in “smoothies and tea, granola and oatmeal, and yogurt and salad”.

Here is the recipe for the cookies I made:
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup goji berries

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
4. Add oats and goji berries; mix well.
5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cooke sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Utt oh! I just realized I didn’t put all the butter I needed, in my recipe today!! Oh well, I hope they taste ok??? I made these today and sent out to my sister, who just had surgery. Also, a friend that just had surgery and another friend that is recovering from illness. I think they make excellent treats for our shut-in family and friends. I believing they all will be smiling and up and full of good health real soon.

I think we will all enjoy them and the benefits of the Goji berries. Let me know if you try them and how they turn out!