A Different Kind of Cookie

This recipe is one of my favorites, and it's from American Wholefoods Cuisine by Nikki and David Goldbeck. I think of these cookies as "guilt free" because they're whole grain and don't have sugar (other than honey).

I'm not sure everyone will love this recipe. It has more of a grain flavor. If you love whole grain bread, nuts, dried fruits or quick breads like banana bread--give this a try. You get a flavorful cookie with a quick bread-like consistency. They're not your typical high-fat, high-sugar cookie; they're lovely in a different way.

It has some ingredients that you may not yet have in your pantry, but once you have them, it is easy to make this recipe in a flash.

APPLE ROCKS
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. oil
1/2 c. honey
2 eggs
1 c. chopped dates
1 c. chopped, peeled apple
1/2 c. oats
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, oil and honey. Beat in eggs. stir remaining ingredients into egg mixture, combining the flour and baking powder together before they're added. Mix batter until it is smooth and drop by teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 14 to 20 minutes until lightly browned. Slide spatula under cookies while still hot to loosen and, when firm, transfer to a rack to cool.

*I sprinkle some coarse sugar on top for a nice added crunch. I also add more cinnamon and walnuts because I love their flavor.

Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

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