August 18, 2011

"Live" Cookies

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Have you ever tasted a baked good made from FRESHLY ground flour?  If you have, you will never go back.  It is simply mind boggling how amazing it tastes.  In a little ol' town called Sequim in Washington State, there is a baking shoppe that makes the most wonderful cookies made with freshly ground flour.  My Dad took their class and came back with his rendition of the classic cookie.  Beware, this cookie is so delicious and good for you, you may be eating these for breakfast!  

On a side note, there are a few stores around town where you can ground your own flour but I am afraid to get the real results you will have to find a mill yourself and grind away at home.  Freshly ground flour retains all the nutrients in the grain.  You have to freeze the flour immediately to maintain the freshness - flour you buy in the store has already gone rancid and does not have the "glutenous" properties that freshly milled flour contains. 

Healthy Cookies

1 1/2 cups Olive Oil
1 cup Sucanat (or alternative sugar)
2 eggs
dash of vanilla
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour (half red winter wheat and half spelt)

Whisk the first 3 ingredients together, then add the next two.  Mix the oats, salt, soda and flour together in a separate bowl.  Slowly add the dry mix to the wet mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Feel free to add chocolate chips, flax seeds, raisins, sunflower seeds...

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