Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another One For the Cookie Jar

Clara and I made these today.

It's a little like a granola bar, a little like a cookie.

Perfect for taking along on the little bus ride excursion we're going on this afternoon. They'll be filling enough to get us through to dinner.

A little note: the batter is very chunky and will look weird for a cookie dough...just hang in there, when they bake they'll hold together fine.

Oatmeal Granola Bar Cookies
(Moosewood Cooking For Health Cookbook)

2 Tbsp butter, room temp
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1/3 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 C spelt flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C Rolled Oats (not instant or quick)
1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C golden raisins (craisins, dried blueberries, or apricots), chopped
1/2 C walnuts (pecans or cashews), chopped

In the bowl of an electric mixer or with a whisk, beat together butter, oil and sugar. Bean in vanilla and eggs. Sift in flour, soda and salt. Mix until well combined.
Stir in oats, chocolate chips, raisins and nuts.
Batter will be chunky.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or grease with oil. Drop batter by tablespoonful. You will probably need to use your fingers to clump the dough together. Press down lightly with a wet fork.

Bake at 350* for 10mins or until the edges are golden brown. Do not overbake.

Cool and eat with a glass of cold milk.

1 comment:

  1. I am just happy that a mini batch of these showed up where I work yesterday...thanks Jess and Clara. They were delicious...xox