Thursday, December 12, 2013

*Healthy* Breakfast Cookies

I finally had time to bake Keith's favorite cookies for his Birthday.
Only 1 month late!!
They aren't a very photogenic cookie but they have a great reputation.
While I was the baker at Keith's coffee shop I made this recipe at least 4 times a week.
It is one of very few recipes that I've found and did not alter the ingredients. Most likely because the recipe came from King Arthur.
*Healthy disclaimer: healthy ingredients does not equal diet cookie.
And please ignore the smudged bee, I found a new rubber stamp & was too impatient to let it dry.
I don't think Keith will mind!

Healthy Breakfast Cookies
1 csoft butter
3/4 cbrown sugar 
1 tcinnamon
1 tvanilla 
1/2 tbaking soda
1/2 tsalt
1 lgegg
1 1/2 cwhite whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cold-fashioned rolled oats 
1/2 cwhole flax meal
1/4 cwhole flax seeds
1 1/2 cdried cranberries 
1 cchopped walnuts

Beat together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, and egg until fluffy.
Mix in the flour, oats, flax meal and seeds, dried fruit, and nuts.
Let the dough rest for 30 minutes at room temperature, for the oats to soften.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Portion 1/4 c dough into balls on baking sheets. Flatten each ball of dough slightly.
Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool them on the baking sheets for 15 minutes, to allow them to set.
Move cookies to cooling rack, cool completely.

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