It has taken me many failed attempts to crack this and boy was I determined this time. I followed Dreena's Homestyle Cookies recipe but made a few adjustments so the recipe looks more like this:
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1?2 tsp baking soda
1?4 cup fruit sugar
1?4 tsp sea salt
1?3 cup apricot syrup (see note)
1?4 tsp blackstrap molasses
1 - 1 1?2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1?4 cup melted soya margarine
1?3 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
In a bowl, sift in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add the sugar
and salt, and stir until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine the apricot syrup with the molasses and vanilla, then stir in the oil until well combined.
Add the wet mixture to the dry, along with the chocolate chips, and stir through until just well combined (do not overmix).
Place large spoonfuls of the batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flatten a little.
Bake for 12 minutes, until just golden (if you bake for much longer, they will dry out).
Let cool on the sheet for no more than 1 minute (again, to prevent drying), then transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes 8-10 large cookies.
Note: I didn't have the maple syrup and had bought these amazing organic dried apricots the other day, you know the dark kind, not the orange, sulphur coated ones. I soaked these in some water and then poured the lot into a food processor until it resembled the consistency of a syrup.
Yummy and chewy! Not too sweet and full of healthy goodies.
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg - beaten
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 rolled oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup bran
1/2 wheat germ
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 350f
In a large bowl - cream together oil, sugar
and molasses. Blend in egg and vanilla. Stir baking soda and hot water together and add to molasses mixture.
In another bowl combine all remaining ingredients. Stir into molasses mixture.
Drop small spoonfuls on to a non stick cookie sheet. Or use bakers parchment.
Bake cookies for 10 minutes at 350f. Take care not to over cook as these burn easily.
Very yummy almost healthy cookies.
Should make 5 dozen cookies.