1) I hardly post like I should as I seem to have all the time in the world.
2) Sometimes having sweets for dinner just sounds so much better than actually cooking a meal.
So I started looking for ideas online for cookies since Nathan didn't want chocolate chip. Weird right? So I stumble upon an idea for almond-coconut oatmeal cookies. Now oatmeal cookie is my favorite so I got down to business realizing half way through that of course I had picked a "healthy" recipe. Oops. All the better for me to mess with it though since chances as better than not that it would have a funny texture anyway. I hampered the recipe so much though that even putting the original up here just seems silly.
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour (pastry or otherwise)
3/4 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup of UNSWEETENED shredded coconut
1/2 chopped almonds
1/2 cup butter (yes real honest to goodness butter)
1 to 2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar free table syrup (if this freaks you out, just use all real maple syrup)
1/4 cup real maple syrup (for flavor mainly so if you can handle all sugar free, go for it)
cinnamon for sprinkling
stevia for sprinkling (i prefer Truvia)
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
- Brown butter and let cool slightly. (you can skip this step, but you'll lose a LOT of flavor. just saying)
- Mix all wet ingredients together.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
- Make small balls and place onto the cookie sheet.
- Squash down for flat cookies and leave round for fat cookies (these don't spread).
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and stevia.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Cool for as long as you can wait... about 30 seconds for us.
They go great with milk and tea. They have more of a muffin-y texture the fatter they are from the lessened amount of butter/oil in them. No matter the texture, cookie or muffin, they are tasty. :]