Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cranberry-Flaxseed-Pecan-Coconut-Oatmeal-Grand-Marnier-Brandy Cookies

I decided to make a more health conscious cookie so I spent time modifying one of my basic Oatmeal cookie recipes into something more beneficial... the result is a Cranberry Flaxseed Pecan Coconut Oatmeal Grand-Marnier Brandy cookie.

1/2 cup butter (half the regular amount)
1 cup brown sugar (half cup less sugar than regular)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup flour (1/3 cup less flour ~ replaced with flaxseed)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (half the salt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2  cup coconut
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup cranberries
1/2 cup pecans (crushed)
1/2 cup flaxseed (crushed)
1 tbsp Grand-Marnier
1 tbsp Brandy

Cream together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Next add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, coconut, pecans, oats, cranberries, flaxseed, Grand-Marnier, and Brandy. Mix until well combined.
Use a table spoon to collect a portion of dough, then roll into a ball. Place these onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, with about 5cm (~2 inch) spacing from other cookies. Use a fork to press the dough flat. Then preheat the oven to 325F, and bake for 15 minutes.
The cookies will not turn a golden brown, so you'll have to keep an eye on them to ensure they do not burn.