I understand that this is most longest named post on this site. Sorry I could not help myself. We love cookies. Who doesn’t? And this is the season for cookies, not these cookies but why not start with something smarter right off the bat then wait till January. This Smart cookie is our favorite but don’t worry even with it’s good taste you can’t eat the entire box thanks to all the fiber.
You will need: 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 c whole wheat flour, 1 cup oats, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 sticks (12 tbs) butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 mashed banana, 1 package craisins (pick your flavor), 1/2 cup favorite nuts (we use hazelnuts or walnuts).
Preheat oven to 350 deg
Mix together 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour
add 1/2 tsp baking soda and salt
To the mixing bowl add 1 1/2 sticks of butter, 1/2 cup regular and 1/2 cup brown sugar, mix until creamy
Add the egg and continue mixing
Make sure your banana is over ripen, if it is not place it in the microwave for 10 sec, then mash it with a fork
Add to the flour mixture together with 1 cup of oats, mix well
Now it is time to search your cupboard for some interesting dried fruits, you may find currants like me or raisins, blueberries, cherries etc. All perfectly suited in this recipe.
Add Craisins, Nuts and other dried fruit to your liking, mix well
Place on a baking sheet, or have your sous chef do it with an ice cream scoop.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden
Let cool and serve. They will be fluffy they will be moist and they will be good enough to serve as an on the go snack or breakfast. Store in a ziplock bag up to a week (don’t worry they will not last that long)