06 December 2011

muesli chocolate chip cookies

Yesterday was National Cookie Day. Coincidentally, yesterday was also the cookie-themed food swap! Hurrah. Cookie swaps are a big holiday thing, right? This was my first-ever cookie swap, but there were plenty of pros there who had, I don't know, ten more cookie swaps left this season. Are you a cookie swapper? Yes? Well then send me some of your extra cookies. Do you make really fancy cookies with icing and cut-outs and blood/sweat/tears? I don't. I make wonky little cookies, but they taste good. Especially when you eat them for breakfast.

This recipe borrows from my mom's world-famous Cowboy Cookies, but is modified to include the Maple Muesli mix published in the From Scratch Holidays e-book. So to make these cookies, you'll need to go over there and download your free copy. These are of the chewy and soft variety, because that's the best kind of cookie of course.

Muesli Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups Maple Muesli Mix
1 package semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Cream sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla together until fluffy. Stir in the dry ingredients completely, and then add the Maple Muesli Mix and chocolate chips. Drop by a teaspoon on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, removing from the oven when the bottom edges begin to brown. Let cool for 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet (they also keep baking a little, which is good) and then transfer to wire cooling racks.

Makes three dozen cookies, with enough wiggle room for a few cookie dough tastings :)

And who doesn't love a big glass of milk with a few cookies? I'll tell you who, people who can't tolerate dairy so well. Post-cleanse, I'm finally starting to admit that I may fall in that category. Fortunately, it's not an actual dairy allergy and it's not super severe. This week I'll share with you my Unscientific Non-Dairy Milk Comparison and Analysis! All the non-dairy milks you never knew existed, with taste test results, nutritional comparisons and recommendations for use.

5 comments:

  1. i would like to prematurely welcome you into the lactose-intolerant club.

    we meet every thursday for fro-yo and grey's anatomy :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe out - It may be the new and improved Cowboy Cookie!

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  3. Nice recipe! Thank you! I'd swap coconut oil for the butter, but that's just me.

    I found your site via All Over Albany and I am floored! Love your positivity and your activities. I will be coming back.

    I just posted about a batch of Peanut Ginger cookies that you may want to check out. I don't post recipes, though. I just give the name of the cookbook hoping people will go out and buy them.

    Keep up the good work!

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  4. I got to take these home from the From Scratch Club's Cookie-themed Albany swap and can attest that they are very yummy :)

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