On Tuesday we talked about the ins and outs of adapting a cookie recipe to use honey instead of sugar. Here’s a recipe I’ve successfully converted–not only from sugar, but from white flour and margarine. The resulting cookies are made from mostly local ingredients.
1/3 cup butter
7/8 cup honey
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cup rolled oats (regular, aka old-fashioned)
1 cup snipped dried apricots *
1/3 cup coconut
Drop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes (watch the first tray closely!)
*may substitute snipped dried cherries or raisins or ??