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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I'm a sucker for easy and healthy recipe. This is an interesting cookie recipe I got from one of my fave Food TV Network stars, Ellie Krieger. I'm not sure why it is called Kitchen Sink Cookies, probably because it is so easy to make, very basic and you can really mix everything by hand. I love the recipes of Ellie Krieger because they're very healthy and the portion is just enough so you won't indulge.

2 Tbsps unsalted butter, softened
2 Tbsps canola oil
1/3 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup applesauce

1 egg white

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots

1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts

2 ounces dark chocolate, cut into chunks

Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Combine butter, oil and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed, stopping occasionally to scrape down bowl, until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

2. Add applesauce, egg white and vanilla and mix to combine. Add flour, oatmeal, salt and cinnamon and mix just until just combined. Add cherries, apricots, walnuts and chocolate and mix to combine.

3. Spray 1 baking sheet with cooking spray. Using 1 tablespoon cookie dough at a time, roll into balls and place 2-inches apart on baking sheet. Press cookies down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly, as cookies will not spread as much as cookies with more butter.
4. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned but still soft. Remove from oven and cool on racks.

1 comment:

  1. I like her and her recipes too. Btw, for Apr 5, what do you plan to bring? chicken? :o) I'm preparing a pork dish and Lanie I think will bring pasta.