Breakfast Cookies

March 16, 2010

**I’m just going to pretend I haven’t skipped months of blogging**

I’ve made these cookies 3 times and still haven’t shared their greatness. I adapted the recipe from Ellie Krieger on the Food Network. She is a dietitian and has great recipes online. Here is the recipe for my version:

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup craisins/raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnut/pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Combine butter, oil and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed, scraping down sides if necessary, until sugar have dissolved and mixture is light in color, about 1 minute. Add egg, apple sauce and vanilla and beat an additional 30 seconds. Add flour mixture and beat an additional 30 seconds. Add oats, craisins, walnuts/pecans, and chocolate chips and mix over low speed just until incorporated. Dough will be slightly sticky and less cohesive than traditional cookie dough. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Using between 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter, form a ball and place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining batter, leaving about 3 inches between cookies. Wet hands and use palm of hand to flatten cookies until about 1/4-inch thick. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are fragrant but still soft. Let cookies cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

I eat these cookies as snacks and for breakfast (if I’m in a hurry). They are so delicious and nutritious!

I just got an iPhone for my birthday, and I’m trying to figure out how to blog from it, which would be awesome. And I just downloaded the wordpress app and am typing this from my iPhone! Neat! I have lots of crafts to show you (whoever you are). Please don’t hate me for being gone so long!

Hahaha wow I just looked at this picture big online and I’d like to ask you to ignore the mess on the bottom of my oven.

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One Response to “Breakfast Cookies”

  1. hannah said

    Yum Num Num. Those look yummy! Its funny I was just looking at your blog the other day and though… she hasn’t posted in forever and now here you are. thanks for coming back to us:)

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