I haven't reviewed any recipe on here,ever, but this recipe I just had to.. I was skeptical at first thinking, a cookie without butter? but this is probably the best oatmeal cookie I have ever made. I had to change the recipe to suit what I had, but I can imagine on its own it would be great too.
What I did not expect is how hard it is to mix the ingredients. I ended up turning it out of the bowl and kneading with my hands. A spoon is not going to be able to do it. I doubt any mixer short of something industrial would either! My arms are worn out! However they are soooo good. I have eaten two already. For those curious, I soaked the prunes in hot water for an hour,and drained the juice before blending. I used the leftover 'juice' for the water, then added 2 tbsp of the 'juice' into the mix as it needed it. I used 3 whole eggs instead of 5 whites, ( I had no use for the yolks and didn't want to waste) dried mixed berries (cranberry, blueberry and cherries) for the raisins and apricots, and used mixed deluxe nuts (almonds,cashews, macadamia and brazil) for the walnuts. I also added an 1/8 of a small bag of dark chocolate chips. I also gave up on the rolling the dough into balls, as it took quite awhile to wash my hands from mixing, I just used 2 regular tablespoons, one to scoop the other to push it onto the pan. Well worth the effort! Excellent recipe..thanks!
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I haven't reviewed any recipe on here,ever, but this recipe I just had to.. I was skeptical at...