- Ginger flax cookie - chunks of crystallized ginger, molasses, flax, rye flakes. They also used canola oil, which I felt made it tasty kind of greasy. I enjoyed the chewy texture and the "healthiness" of it, but felt I could do better. More on that below.
- Lemon poppyseed - like the muffin, but in cookie form. No complaints but not a favourite. More crumbly than chewy, tending more towards a shortbread.
- Green tea cookie - green tea, dried cranberries, possibly some nuts, (I nibbled on this during a lecture so I wasn't paying attention), and a chunk of chocolate in the middle. This one was tasty and I'd consider buying another one.
- Hot! chocolate - a spicy chocolate chip chocolate cookie! Ooo. I haven't seen this again since the one day I happened to notice it, so I'm waiting impatiently for them to come in again so I can try one.
Sweet, chewy, soft, and full of autumny flavours: ginger, cinnamon, cloves, apples.
And now, about the recipe.
- It is quite heavy on the crystallized ginger, but I feel that their natural chewiness makes them perfect for bars. There is quite a bit of sugar on them already, so I didn't need to add any extra - only a little honey, since I needed a little extra moistness.
- You'd think with all the oats and flax that they'll turn out like a granola bar, but there are enough other cookie-dough ingredients that make them turn out very oatmeal-cookie-ish in texture.
- Instead of gross tasting canola, I used a combination of applesauce and butter. Mostly applesauce, really, since these are all oatmeally and healthy. But a little bit of butter is always necessary for that je ne sais quoi in baked goods.
- As a side note, it seems I can't seem to stop making bulleted lists anymore. But you gotta admit, they do make for easier reading...
1.5 cups old fashioned (big flakes) rolled oats
3/4 cup flax meal
1.5 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Mix dry ingredients together. And preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Make a well and add wet ingredients.
3. Mix well with a spatula and/or hands.
4. Press tightly into an appropriately-sized greased pan (I think mine was 8" by 8").
5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges start to brown a little.
6. I cut this into pieces while it was still warm, though they aren't hard, so it probably doesn't matter.