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Author Notes: My mom, my grandma and I absolutely love desserts and always love making new delicious sweet treats! The very first dessert recipe my mom taught me was homemade cookies. Once I learned the basic cookie recipe, I wanted to experiment! Since I was a little girl I have always loved cooking in the kitchen with my family and cookies have always been my favorite dessert; they remind me of my childhood. My mom and my grandma and I were all cooking one night and I wanted to make cookies, however I didn't want the same old cookie. I have a passion for food and the human body, so I love making healthy but yummy food! So I looked at all my cookie recipes and we brainstormed to create a fun new recipe! These cookies are so delicious they are moist and so flavorful, plus they contain antioxidants, fiber, omega 3's and many more health benefits! These cookies have everything you love about dessert but they are so much more than that :)
These are so versatile! You can substitute the butter for unsweetened applesauce, use different flours, and use different nuts and seeds. Possibilities are endless! - Shawna
Serves 35 cookies
- 2 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup ground flax-seed meal
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick room temperature butter)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup low fat greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest about one lemon)
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 2 cups chooped pecans, walnuts, slivered almonds
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a medium bowl.
- Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, a few minutes. Then beat in the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next. Add the molasses, yogurt, ginger, lemon zest and vanilla and beat until smooth. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add in the flour mixture slowly to make a sticky batter. Fold in the oats, raisins, cranberries, nuts, chocolate chips and coconut.
- Drop rounded tablespoons on the baking sheets and chill for 30 minutes to make the batter stiffer. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Once cookies have chilled, bake them for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown but still soft. They need to cool for a little before messing with them because they are ooey and gooey!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Family Recipe
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