Thursday, March 31, 2011

Everything and the Kitchen Sink Cookies



Since Made to Crave began back in January, I've been feeling convicted about all the processed foods I've let creep back into our diet.  There are some times that just seem to cry out for a cookie, you know?  And since seeing the monster sized chocolate chip cookies at Camp Harrison that were so good a counselor claimed his own half tray, I've been itching for a good cookie - but I didn't want to backslide.  So, Luke and I experimented last night, and this is what we came up with.  They're rich enough to make you want a big glass of milk with each one, but are full of fiber - and absolutely nothing white.

Here's how you make Everything and the Kitchen Sink Cookies:

You'll need:

  • 1 stick of softened butter 
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. applesauce
  • 1/8 - 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 c. oats
  • 2/3 c. raisins
  • 1/3 c. shredded coconut
  • 1/3 c. mixed nuts, optional

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cream the butter and peanut butter.  Add the honey and applesauce, mixing well.  Add the brown sugar and combine until smooth, then stir in both eggs and the vanilla.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, and oats.  Gradually add to the wet ingredients.  Mix together raisins, coconut, and nuts; stir in gently.

Dough will be sticky but will form easily into balls.  Make tablespoon-sized balls of dough and flatten slightly.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until starting to brown at the edges..

Let cool slightly, then enjoy with milk!  :-)

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Thanks for linking up to our Recipe Round-Up today...these look amazing and any cookie that you can feel good about serving to the little ones is a winner in our book. :)

    Just in case you missed it, we're also hosting a Virtual Cookie Swap on our Page on Facebook and would love to have you share your cookie photo on our Wall...stop by whenever you like!

    www.facebook.com/gooseberrypatch

    Oh, and the cookies we're sharing can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52361620/Best-Ever-Cookies-Virtual-Cookie-Swap-Recipes

    Enjoy and hope to see you on Facebook! :)

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