Favorite Ingredient Friday….Cookie Edition

 

 

 

Ok, first and foremost I have to thank Overwhelmed for hosting a Cookie Edition of Favorite Ingredient Friday!!!!   My hands-down favoritist dessert of all time is cookies!   I love cookies!  All types….chewy, soft, crunchy, crisp, gooey…..you name it, I love them!   You could put the most decadent cheese cake, the moistest chocolate cake, the warmest apple crisp in front of me with a plate of cookies, and I’ll ALWAYS choose the cookies!  I have learned to really portion control myself with cookies, I’m just as happy with 1 small cookie that I take the time to enjoy as I am with a  plateful of cookies that I scarf down (actually, I’m much happier with the 1 small cookie :)).    I LOVE COOKIES!!!!!!!!  And this is one of those themed days where I will probably try every single cookie recipe that is posted! 🙂   I LOVE COOKIES 🙂    Which is one of the reasons that I had such a hard time trying to decide which cookie recipe to share today….AND the reason that I am posting my two favorite “whole foods” cookies.    Have I told you that I LOVE COOKIES? 🙂   And YES, I will be baking some cookies today  🙂   How can I not? 🙂

 

Oh, almost forgot to share…..to see more cookies, and to (pretty please?) share your favorite cookie recipe, please hop on over to Overwhelmed With Joy (you can click here or on the picture above).

 

Ok, gotta say it one more time!  I LOVE COOKIES 🙂

 

Here are two of my favorite whole foods recipies…..the source for one of the cookies is listed…the other one, I’m not entirely sure of).

 

Rice Crispy and Oat Cookies

1/2           cup  butter — softened
1/2           cup  sucanat
1/4           cup crystalline fructose (I don’t  have so I used 1/4 cup more sucanat)
1                     egg
1           teaspoon  vanilla
3/4           cup  whole wheat pastry flour
1/2      teaspoon  baking powder
1/2      teaspoon  baking soda
1/4      teaspoon  salt
1 1/4           cups  crispy brown rice cereal (I used Barbara’s Brown Rice Crisps)
1                cup  quick cooking oats (I use regular old fashioned rolled oats)
1/2           cup  unsweetened coconut  (I omit this, and use 1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips :))

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream butter, sucanat and fructose until
well-blended.  Add egg and vanilla and stir well.  Sift flour, baking
powder, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl.  Blend dry
ingredients into butter mixture.  Stir in cereal, oats and coconut until
evenly mixed.  Drop gently by rounded tablespoons, at least 2″ apart
(these spread)  onto lightly greased baking sheet and bake 9-11 minutes
or until lightly golden and cooked in centers.  Let cool on cookie sheet
3 minutes then remove to counter to cool completely.

 

 

 Peanut Butter Bars
from Taste of Home, altered by Nita C. (from the Real Foods Digest)

 

1/2 cup softened butter (or Better Butter)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sucanot (or other sweetener)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup carob, Sunspire chocolate, or peanut butter chips

Cream butter, sweetener, and peanut butter.  Add egg and vanilla; mix
well.  Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed
mixture.  Spread into greased 9 x 13″ baking dish.  Sprinkle with chips.
Bake at 350  for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden.  Cut into bars
when cooled a bit.

 

 

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4 Responses to Favorite Ingredient Friday….Cookie Edition

  1. Betsy says:

    The peanut butter one sounds really good!

  2. Michelle says:

    These sounds good — I like trying to get on the healthy side of everything if its possible! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kim Davis says:

    These sound soo good – can’t wait to try!

  4. Overwhelmed! says:

    These both sound fantastic! Cookies are one of my favorite desserts too! 🙂

    Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Cookie Edition recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

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