Sunday, July 24, 2011

Grape-nuts Cookies


Gape-nuts remind me of the days I would run late in high school.  I lived about 20 minutes away from school, so I would pour a bit of milk and grape-nuts in a red plastic cup and take my breakfast to-go.


It has been years since my last cup of grape-nuts cereal, so when I came across this recipe I knew it would be a fun one to try.  These cookies were delicate and soft on the outside, but once you found the grape-nuts you were hit with a nice crunch.  The texture was amazing.


I made half of this recipe with dried fruit and half without.  To be honest, I can't say which one is better because I liked them both equally!  The berries made the cookies more sweet and chewy, but the non-berry cookies had more of a brown-sugar and cinnamon flavor.

Grape-nuts Cookies
adapted from Bourbonnatrix Bakes
(2 PointsPlus per serving)

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Grape-nuts
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dried berries, chopped (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Cream the butter.  Beat in the Splenda until fluffy.  Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.  Stir in the Grape-nuts and rolled oats.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Add to the butter mixture and mix until combined.  Add in the dried berries if desired.

Using a tablespoon, portion out the cookie dough and place on the baking sheets.  If you prefer a rounder cookie keep them in the shape of the tablespoonful of dough.  If you prefer a flatter cookie, slightly flatten the balls of dough with a fork.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges start to get golden brown.  Leave on the cookie sheet to cool until set, then transfer to a cooling rack.  My recipe made 34 cookies.  (1 serving = 1 cookie, 2 PointsPlus per serving)


These cookies look like they belong on the Grape-nuts box!

3 comments:

  1. Those look awesome, love the weight watcher points too. lets me know how much i can have :D
    Now i'm going to find me a box of this cereal

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  2. Yummy! I love how these cookies sound... Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Raisins add flavor to the grape nut cookie recipe.

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