|Fill the Cookie Jar|
This month's theme for Fill the Cookie Jar is Snowflake/Healthy/New Years. We got a wide variety of themes to pick from... Well seeing that all I have to do is look out my window to see snowflakes and I have way too many, that theme was going to be out. I was going to pick New Years and was even thinking that I should do something for Chinese New Years but nothing really jumped out at me when I was looking at recipes. I still hope to make a Chinese New Years cookie and I still have time to do that.. So the next theme was healthy. Well hubby wanted something that wasn't sweet so healthy it would be. I also wanted to make some granola cookies so went on a search and found this recipe from White on Rice Couple through Yummly and Yummly these cookies are.
adapted from White on Rice Couple
1/2 cup diced dried apricots and dried apples- (I didn't have enough apricots so added the apples
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 oz dark chocolate broken in pieces (I used Lindt 90% dark chocolate)
3/4 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar
1/2 cup honey powder
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In bowl mix diced dried apricots, apples, and cranberries, pumpkin seed, almonds and broken pieces of chocolate. Set aside.
In separate bowl mix flours, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cloves and old fashion oats. Set aside.
In mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar and honey. Add apple sauce, egg and vanilla and mix well.
Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. I did use my Kitchenaide to mix flour mixture with sugar mixture.
Stir in dried fruit/nut mixture.
Drop onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 14-16 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cookies sit on pan for about 2 -3 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack to finish cooling.
These cookies are delicious with a nice cold glass of milk.. Skim milk that is. They also would be perfect for that breakfast on the run. Next time I make them I think that I won't add the chocolate and maybe add just a pinch more of nutmeg or even some allspice.
Last month I Filled the Cookie Jar with Sandtarts
Would you like to Fill the Cookie Jar? Each month we are given a theme to make cookies for and you can decide if you want to make some cookies. This group is a facebook group and was started by Cynthia from Feeding Big. If you would like to join, head over to Feeding Big to find out more information.
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