Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Everything Good Cookie

I'm going to see the 'kids" and my toddler grandson soon so today was a baking day. Whole wheat rolls and banana bread, and Nana's 'everything cookies". Everything good goes into them. And Connor devoures them because his smart parents have given him good food, fruit & veg right from his first solids. Must remember to take him some of my greenhouse tomatoes. Here is the Everything Good Cookie recipe :
1 1/2  cups organic dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, chopped apricot etc.
1 cup water or fruit juice
2/3 cup olive oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1tsp real vanilla
2 cups organic whole wheat flour,( part white if you like) Soft whole wheat flour is for muffins & cookies, hard whole wheat is for yeast breads.
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup freshly ground flax seed
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt  
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cloves
2 cups organic oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cored and chopped fresh organic apple
Simmer dried fruit and water/juice til raisins are plump, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid. You will need 1/2 cup of this. Top up with water if needed.
Heat oven to 375F. Mix oil sugar eggs & vanilla. Stir in reseved liquid. Blend in remaining ingredients. The batter will be quite wet. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet bake 8-10 minutes til light brown. cool. (This is a very adaptable recipe, I have used up extra shredded carrot and zuchinni in these cookies, also coconut, chopped pineapple.) Put in cookie jar. They get fuller flavored after being in a covered container for a while. Now gather some up and go visit your nearest grandchild!