Oh, my! Don’t they look innocent? They are supposed to be cookies, but they are, in reality, delicious little islands of nuts, dates, and cranberries surrounded by a minimum of oatmeal cookie dough, and quickly baked to perfection. Three dozen of these beauties landed on the counter and in the freezer after a short baking session.
The recipe was purloined from one of my favorite cooking/baking blogs. I made a few substitutions, i.e. coconut sugar for the brown sugar, and five-grain rolled cereal for the oatmeal. I couldn’t find my cardamom, so I used allspice and garam masala.
If you want to fall in love with an easy-to-stir-together cookie, AND have the self control not to eat all of them immediately, give these guys a try. I had hoped there would be some to take on a picnic soon, but it seems that putting them in the freezer did not deter us from gobbling them at a rapid rate!