Thursday, February 18, 2010

Confection Copy Cat

After tasting Kashi's Oatmeal and Dark Chocolate cookies I was hooked. I love the complexity of the grain and chocolate flavors combined with the thick texture. With our tighter food budget we had to cut back on some luxuries, but after a subtle suggestion by Danny, it seemed like a logical idea to try and make my own.
Oil 1/4 Cup
Sugar 3/4 Cup
Honey 1/4 Cup

Eggs 1 ea.

Whole Wheat Flour 1 1/2 Cup
Bob's 7 Grain Cereal 1/2 Cup
Baking Powder 2 tsp.
Baking Soda 1 tsp.
Salt 2 tsp.
Sanka Packet 1 ea.

Milk 1/4 Cup
Vanilla 1 tsp.

Rolled Oats 1 Cup
Chopped Walnuts 1/4 Cup
Dark Chocolate Chips 1 1/2 Cup

Mix together the oil, sugar and honey completely and then scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg and then mix until incorporated. In a different bowl, add together all the dry ingredients and stir together with a fork, and then add into the oil, sugar, honey and egg mixture. Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, add in the milk and vanilla, and then the oats, nuts and chocolate.

Refrigerate this dough (which will be fairly sticky) for 30 minutes to get it to firm slightly, and then roll 1 ounce (1" diameter) balls and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. After the cookies have cooled, place them in the freezer to solidify the chocolate chips.

While I took the liberty to use substitute ingredients (sugar instead of evaporated cane juice, and Sanka instead of chicory root) I found that this recipe yields a cookie very similar in texture and taste.


Just Ma said...

You go girl!!! Sounds great. The pic makes my mouth water.
Love ya,

Terry said...

We will be trying this one...after lent! Thanks for the recipe.

Love, Terry

klrm in va said...

I am going to try and make this one too! BTW...Madelyn loves to help in the kitchen and wears her apron often. She still loves it and loves that it came from you.

Love, Linda

Heather said...

Is "Sanka" instant coffee? How much is in one packet?

kayla said...

Just made these tonight! These were absolutely delicious, and they taste just like the Kashi cookies, probably even better! Great recipe.

Caeli said...

Super impressed with your abilities! I am a big fan of baking. And HAD to find a copy cat recipe of these cookies. They are super spendy on a college kid budget. My question to you is how do you even get started on making your own capy cat recipe's? How many trials did you go through?

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