Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crazy-Good Cookies ( You could maybe call them healthy)!

I don't have a picture of these because we gobbled them up too quickly.  I'll have to say this is a supreme creation (I am patting myself on the back right now). You can try to tell yourself that these cookies are healthy (and they're healthier than your average cookie) but let's get real- they're just good, not healthy.

3/4 c. softened butter or butter substitute (I use Earth Balance for dairy free)
2/3c. white sugar
2/3c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. flour (use brown rice flour for gluten free)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. granola (I usually use Bare Naked but now I use Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Plus- unlike the name implies, it does not taste like pumpkin, it just has pumpkin seeds.  I do not recommend this if you have a strong gluten allergy because it has a disclaimer that it has been made in the same factory as products containing wheat.  If you just have an intolerance for gluten, you should be fine.)
1/2 c. raisins (or 1 c. if you choose not to use craisins)
1/2 c. craisins
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

1. preheat oven to 375
2. cream butter and sugars until well combined (maybe up to 10 minutes if you're feeling patient).
3. add in eggs and vanilla
4. in a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder
5. add flour mixture to wet ingredients until well combined
6. turn mixer to low setting to add oats, granola, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips and nuts

drop tablespoon (ish) sized cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

You're going to love these things!

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