Friday, September 12, 2008

Cookies & Cakes!

I was given the task of creating "culinary delights" for a fundraiser the other night. I decided on cookies and cakes. Who doesn't love cookies and cakes? I made Lemon Poppyseed Cakes, Espresso Chocolate Chip Cakes, and Cherry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Close up of the cookies:

Here's the recipe for the cookies:

Cherry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients (makes 2 dozen)
Wet Ingredients
1 cup margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup agave nectar
6 oz vanilla soy yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
Dry Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup coconut flour (Bob's Red Mill makes this, and it is AMAZING!)
1 cup dry quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Add Ins
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all wet ingredients. In a seperate bowl mix together all dry ingredients. Add dry to wet and mix well. Fold in the add ins. Form into balls using about 1/3 cup of dough per ball, slightly flatten and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment, or a silicone mat, about 2 inches a part. I get about 8 per sheet) bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.


Destiny's Kitchen said...

Those look great! I love the labels you made for them too. :o)

...barbara... said...

is cherry chocolate oatmeal cookies legal?....
and with coconut, that IS criminal....
(*hunger pang*)

Anonymous said...

I just made these cookies today for the first time with many adjustments. I followed PPK rule of thumb on substituting oil for butter. I used 2/3 cup oil instead of butter. I also used non - vegan plain yogurt and added extra vanilla since it was plain. I used all whole wheat white flour since I didn't have coconut flour. I also used regular oats. And finally I used dried cranberries in place of cherries. Hmm.. I had to add about another cup of flour almost to make it a firmer dough. The taste is quite interesting. They are okay. I'm going to make them again tomorrow with more alterations and we'll see what will come of it. I'd love to try the coconut flour! Have to find it first argh! Tomorrow I'll use butter in place of the oil..

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