A Tale of Two Breakfast Cookie Recipes

As mentioned previously, I’ve been on the lookout for grab-n-go breakfasts since I started working mornings.

Yesterday I tried out the Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies from 100 Days of Real Food. They sounded great; I wanted them to be great. In the end, though, mine were just okay. Using “real” maple syrup probably makes a difference; I only had “fake,” so I used that plus a tablespoon of honey. My husband agreed that they were bland. They’ll probably all get eaten, but not made again.

Today, then, I tried the Cranberry Coconut Breakfast Cookies from The Happy Housewife. The major ingredients advertised are, obviously, dried cranberries and coconut, and also almonds. Verdict: Yum. Proof: Husband went back to the stove for a second after I gave him his tester cookie.

As usual, there was some improvisation — I only had a third of the cranberries called for, so I made a third of a batch. Generally that was fine, except when it came to splitting two eggs in three — I just used a whole egg. Also, I was out of molasses, so I used extra brown sugar. My batter seemed too wet, so I added more oats — that may have been due in part to the extra egg. Also added a few pecans in. I think the salt called for could be cut down quite a bit (for taste, not just health), as could the butter.  Overall, I have no doubt they’ll get eaten up, and there will be a next time!

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2 responses to “A Tale of Two Breakfast Cookie Recipes

  1. Mmm, breakfast cookies. Ours are presumably less healthy than the ones you tried but perfect if you like chocolate for breakfast. 🙂 http://emmycooks.com/2012/01/12/delicious-day/

  2. I also tried the Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies and used real syrup and they were pretty bland. After making them, I made some tweaks such as adding more syrup and vanilla and using almond meal (was out of pecans by my second batch), plus more oats to compensate for the extra liquid and they came out great. Thanks for the second recipe, I am looking forward to trying it.

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