I am not a fan of oatmeal cookies, however my husband is. He is not into the traditional Italian cookies that my family bakes. Which is totally crazy, I know. He has also been searching for Whole Foods Gingerbread Oatmeal. It is a seasonal item that he looks forward too. I always have to stock for him. Tragically, this year our store has not had in stock. He has even called the company to see what the deal is. You may laugh, I certainly do!
This is where the idea for this hybrid cookie came from. I thought how awesome would I be if I could take the gingerbread oatmeal he loves and turn it into a cookie? I am not much of baker but this actually worked! Even my mother kept saying how good they were! I think the secret is to buy dark muscovado sugar, rather than brown sugar. It lends more of that ginger spice taste to the cookie more so than brown sugar would.
Find the dark muscovado sugar on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/India-Tree-Dark-Muscovado-Sugar/dp/B001E5DZSO