Monday, February 21, 2011

Chewy Oat-Nut Cookies

Another sweet recipe from PositScience to deliver important antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and omega 3 fatty acids.
10 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teas vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt (omit if using salted butter)
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (not quick oats)
1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped into raisin sized pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup flaked, unsweetened coconut
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars with a mixer. Add egg and vanilla, beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt, mix just until combined. Stir in oatmeal, dates, nuts, and coconut. Spoon large tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake 8 - 9 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheets 4 - 5 minutes before removing. For easiest removing, line baking sheets with parchment paper before baking.

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