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Fistful of Cookies

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Here's an unusual recipe for the holidays, aimed at your sudden drop in guests but edible by you, too. If you've never cooked like this, then you just aren't having fun. This is a make it as you go recipe, but follow these instructions and the cookies will blow your guests away -- and don't do this again until next holiday season. You can replace the fat (olive oil and butter) with homemade applesauce for the moisture.

Makes 20 2 1/2" cookies
Nutritional Information
Sodium Per Recipe:
132.2 mg
Sodium Per Serving:
6.612 mg

Per Serving:
Using butter and olive oil: Calories: 150.3
Sodium: 6.612 mg
Protein: 2.468 g
Carbohydrate: 22.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.387 g
Total Sugars: 8.842 g
Total Fat: 6.125 g
Saturated Fat: 1.643 g
Monounsat Fat: 2.223 g
Polyunsat Fat: 1.946 g
Cholesterol: 10.9 mg
Calcium: 16 mg
Potassium: 137.2 mg
Vitamin K:.662 mcg

Using applesauce, no butter and oil:
Calories: 138
Protein: 2.473 g
Carbohydrate: 23.4 g
Dietary Fiber : 1.547 g
Total Sugars: 9.196 g
Total Fat: 4.219 g
Saturated Fat: 1.106 g
Monounsat Fat: 1.063 g
Polyunsat Fat: 1.817 g
Cholesterol: 9.35 mg
Calcium: 16.5 mg
Potassium : 143.6 mg
Sodium: 6.543 mg
Vitamin K ; 0 mcg

    Ready for This? Here we go!

  • 1 fistful of white, unbleached flour (2.5 mg)
  • 1 fistful of unsalted walnut halves, chopped in a food blender (7.92
  • 1 fistful of quick or rolled oats (3.24 mg)
  • 1 fistful of black seedless raisins (13 mg)
  • 1 fistful of dried cranberries or Ocean Spray Craisins (6 mg)
  • 1 fistful of semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 mg)
  • 1 medium to large egg, beaten with a whisk (55.4 mg)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar (1.56 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (trace)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (.303 mg)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (.378 mg)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (trace)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (1.562 mg) half a fist full of brown sugar (28.3 mg)

    What's a fistful equal? Well, I measured mine after my first attempt with this recipe and it grabbed up a cup of flour and about 2/3 cups of nuts, ¾ cup raisins and another cup full of oats.

    You can play with this one. If you like a really sweet cookie, add a bit more brown sugar. Sorry to our diabetic friends, I just didn't find these as tasty with sugar substitutes but don't let my taste buds stop you from trying -- if you can handle the sugars in the raisins and cranberries.

    In a medium bowl, beat the egg with a whisk. Add in the olive oil and soft butter. Bring in the flour and oats stir until crumbly. Bring in all other ingredients and work with your hands. It's a "dry" recipe. If you need to add moisture add a applesauce, but not too much unless replacing the oil and butter with it. By cutting the oil and butter you remove more than 40gs of fat. More butter will make these crispier but fatter, too. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes on a lightly greased sheet on the middle rack.

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