Friday, August 27, 2010

Craisin Cookies

For some reason, I have abnormal children... they prefer broccoli to french fries, fresh fruit to cake and craisins to chocolate chips. Perhaps is that their father is commonly referred to as "Granola-Man". Regardless, here's their favorite cookie. And indeed, it's tasty and actually, pretty healthy compared to some. In the photo, they look pretty crumby. That's because I took them out of the cookie jar to photograph them. There were this dozen left because all the rest were eaten while cooling on the rack! First day of school will do that to ya!

3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco (almost healthy, I said)
2 large eggs

Cream together the sugar, shortening and eggs until no longer crystally.

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Add the dry ingredients and mix, then add:

2 tsp. vanilla

1 hearty cup of craisins

Scoop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350degree oven until they start to turn golden. Do not overbake or they'll be crunchy. Makes about 50-60 cookies. Enjoy!

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