Monday, January 10, 2011

Recipe Monday- Cookies

I decided to make these cookies for Matt since he gets up earlier than everyone else, and his breakfast lately has consisted of a can of Coke and whatever is in reach before he goes out to scrape the ice off the car (i.e. a burrito, a chocolate chip cookie, candy bar, cheese.) I found this recipe to be somewhat bland, which our family I've found needs A LOT of flavor.  So I altered it in a few ways.  First off, we really love almond in our family so I used almond extract instead of vanilla, and doubled the amount.  I also used almond butter, well, just because we had it and it made sense to use it instead of peanut butter.  I also used dried cranberries because we don't really like dates and also because we already had them.  I also doubled the amount of oats in the recipe, by accident, but I found that they were firmer that way.

So.. here you go:

Breakfast cookies: 

-1/2 cup canola oil
-1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
-3/4 cup organic brown sugar
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
-,,m1/4 tsp. salt
 -1/4 cup water e
-1 egg
-1 Tbsp. vanilla (or almond, doubled)
-1.5 cups whole wheat flour
-1 cup rolled oats
-1 cup of dried dates (or cranberries, or any other dried fruit.)
-3 cups round toasted oats cereal (I used honey toasted oats and frosted cherios)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, beat oil and peanut butter until smooth.  Add brown sugar, baking soda and salt.  Mix until combined, then mix in water, egg and vanilla.  Add whole wheat flour and mix until combined.  Add oats and mix until combined.  Stir in figs and cereal.
2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Use a 1/4 cup measure to drop dough onto cookie sheets.  Flatten each cookie slightly with a tap on top.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.  Makes 15 servings (2 cookies = 1 serving)

E really liked the cookies!  Success!


  1. Ok. I'm gonna have to try these :-)

  2. They are SO good! Matt has already had like 6 of them! E really likes them too. She sits and picks the cherios out and eats those separately, then eats the cookie part. It can be altered to anyone's taste with different cereal (you can even add like fruit loops, or a more/less sugary cereal.)