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Granola, Cranberry and Chocolate Chippers

I bought a new brand of granola the other day and found it to be too loose, not very crunchy and a little bland.  Not wanting to throw it away, I used 3 cups of it in these cookies and was pretty happy with the results.  They’re puffy, not overly sweet, have a soft center […]


Published on July 29, 2014
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Monster Cookies

by on June 27, 2012 · 18 comments

Monster Cookies

Monster cookies made the news this week, only they weren’t called Monsters. They were Ann Romney’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter M&M Cookies, one of the contenders in Family Circle’s ever popular Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. You can read more about that here and take a look at the competition, but for now I’m going to tell you […]


Published on June 27, 2012
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Bran Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

by on May 25, 2010 · 8 comments

bran chocolate chip bars

A while ago I bought a box of bran cereal to make bran muffins. Since then I’ve made multiple batches of muffins, but I’m still trying to use up the cereal and have been cruising All Bran’s recipe database for ideas. Did you know you can make chicken enchiladas with bran cereal? Or how about […]


Published on May 25, 2010
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Ellie Krieger Cookies

Have you tried the new honey oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from Food Network Magazine? It’s on page 42 in the “Ask Ellie” section and it’s quite similar to the agave honey cookie I posted months ago but with some key differences.  For instance, it makes about double the yield, uses all honey instead of agave, and includes dried milk powder and almond butter, […]


Published on April 12, 2010
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For those of you tired of reading about Italy, here’s a truly American style cookie –chocolate chip cookies with whole grain flour and a big scoop of bran cereal. This recipe was on a little card which fell out of a magazine I was reading. I kept it because I liked the design of the […]


Published on March 24, 2010
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I was surprised, but not unpleasantly so, to see that all the dessert category finalists in the Cooking Light Ultimate Cook-Off were cookies. There was a Mexican Shortbread, a Caramel Apple Oatmeal, and Heart Smart Chocolate Cherry Cookies, which won. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I made a quick half-batch yesterday to share […]


Published on January 7, 2010
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coconut sugar

A few weeks ago a reader emailed to tell me about an amazing wholesome chocolate chip cookie she’d created using a recipe from Cookie Madness as a base. Along with whole wheat flour, she’d used a reduced saturated fat spread for butter, added maple flavoring, and the most interesting change – substituted coconut sugar for […]


Published on January 4, 2010
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sun crystals

If you’re curious about Stevia, the all natural herbal sweetener that’s been around for years, there’s now a convenient easy to find and easy to use granulated blend. It’s called Sun Crystals, and teaspoon per teaspoon, it’s about half the calories of regular granulated sugar. I saw Sun Crystals a few weeks ago in the […]


Published on October 7, 2009