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Harvest Breakfast Cookies

Mccalls191510

Dear Joanne shared these yummy harvest crunch cookie recipe. I finally got around to making them. Of course I had to fool with the recipe. Actually I could see they were going to be to sweet for me and were cooked to high, to long. So I played with the recipe and tweaked it a bit. I hope you do not mind Joanne. I posted both recipes, so you can decide what you would like to do. I am calling them breakfast cookies because they would be prefect for something like breakfast. They are so healthy and have lots of protein and fiber.

What I really love about these cookies, is how you could play with them and use what ever you like (or have on-hand) . Any nuts, seeds, dried fruits would work. You could use any liquid sweetener (rice syrup, maple, honey, ect) any dry sweetener (white, brown, evaporated cane, ect.) I used a muti-rolled grain mix, instead of oats. I used some spelt flour and oat flour with the whole wheat pastry.

I know this is a longggggg list of ingredients but think of it this way,  it is healthy to have lots of different grains and seeds, it is a great way to sneak in something for your family. If you do not like cookies with lots of nuts, you will not like these. Basically the batter binds all these fruit, seeds and nuts. Plus I think using serveral sweeterns, gains, spices adds more layers of flavors.

Boy I have a lot to say about a simple recipe but lastly I have been wanted to talk more about freezing batter. I am really into making double, triple batches and freezing them. It is so win-win. You can control how much your family eats, you can always have good healthy food on-hand, if a friend is in neeed you always have something for them. All I do is spoon dough on cookie sheets (close together) and set the sheet in the freezer. Then when frozen, transfer the balls of dough into freezer baggie. Then you can bake off how many cookies at a time you want. Important DO NOT defrost your cookies. Just set them frozen on the sheet and bake them. I promise they will only take a minute or two longer. I promise. So now I have 5 dozen breakfast cookies in my freezer. Thank you (((Joanne )))

Harvest Crunch Cookies

1 C. butter, softened
1 C. brown sugar packed
1/2 C. honey
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. wheat germ
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. oats
1 1/2 C. dried cranberries
1 C. chopped almonds
1/3 C. sunflowers seeds
1/3 C. flax seeds
1/3 C. sesame seeds
1/3 C. pumpkin seeds

Heat oven to 375. Cream butter, brown sugar, honey,eggs and vanilla together.

Combine flour, wheat germ, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture gradually, beating until blended. Stir in oats, cranberries, nuts seeds. Mix well. Drop dough by heaping tsps. about 2 in. apart onto greaseed cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-15 min. or until golden. Cool for 5 minutes on sheet, then transfer to rack and cool completely.

Can replace cranberries with choc. chips
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Harvest Breakfast Cookies

1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. brown sugar packed (I used rapadura)
1/2 C. honey (I used 1/4 honey and 1/4 rice syrup)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. whole wheat pastry flour

1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. wheat germ
1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. grounded ginger
1 1/2 C. oats
1 chopped dried apricots

1/2 cup finely chopped dried figs

2 TBL. finely chopped candied ginger

1/2 cup chopped toasted cashews

1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1/3 C. sunflowers seeds
1/3 C. flax seeds
1/3 C. sesame seeds
1/3 C. pumpkin seeds
Heat oven to 350. Cream butter, sugars,eggs and vanilla together.

Combine flour, wheat germ, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to creamed mixture gradually, beating until blended. Stir in oats, fruits, nuts seeds. Mix well. Drop dough by heaping tsps. about 2 in. apart onto greaseed cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes ot so, till edges start to brown. Cool for 5 minutes on sheet, then transfer to rack and cool completely.
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Thanks, Clarice! I printed this recipe off several years ago, and we've been making them regularly ever since.

LaTeaDah

Yummy! Great recipe for breakfast cookies!

annabelle

They sound delicious and healthy at the same time. Something my whole family could benefit from.I'll try them next week.

Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

Kelley

Ooh the recipes for the Harvest Breakfast Cookies look wonderful!
Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Joanne

I Love the magazine cover...just so sweet!
Thanks for sharing the recipe that we too have enjoyed!

Debbie

These sound great Clarice and Joanne. I often do the same and cut the sugar in half for many recipes I make.
Debbie

Mrs. Staggs

Well this has to be really good if it combines yours and Joanne's recipes. She has shared a few of hers with me and they are wonderful.

littlejennywren

Oh I love nutty. seedy bicuits. I'll give them a try.

salina

I will definitely be trying one of those recipes or both. Thanks for the visit from you by the way. :) Have a great day!

Susan P.

These look so yummy AND so healthy so they get a thumbs up from me:) Thanks for the freezing tips, they will certainly come in handy around the holidays.

Jill

Clarice,

That recipe reminds me of granola bars, and yes I agree a great breakfast bar.
I too am hooked on freezing cookie dough. I would never have time to make all of the holiday cookies unless I practiced this.
Thanks Clarice...

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