Trying to get kids to eat something that’s a bit healthier for them is not a concept that is unique to the 80’s, but there was definitely a health food craze for a lot of that decade! This week, I am trying one of the “Wholesome Cookies” from Sunset’s Cookie cookbook.
Here’s the cookies as shown in the book (They’re the top ones here):
And now here’s our recipe:
Let’s get started! Our cast of characters (not pictured, coconut and granola):
This recipe definitely takes a lot of ingredients! I decided to omit the raisins, as they are violently disliked by nearly everyone in my house. I also subbed pecans for the other nut choices as that’s what I had on hand and I prefer them over walnuts.
Here’s the dough, ready to go. Initially, when I pulled the bowl off of the mixer, it seemed far too runny, almost like more of a batter than a dough. But once I added all of my mix-ins, it definitely took on more of a typical cookie dough consistency.
And here’s the finished cookies! You’d never know to look at them that there are healthier ingredients snuck in there …
And they get the thumbs up of approval! She is one of the pickiest eaters ever, who normally runs away from anything with whole wheat flour in it. She ate three cookies in the blink of an eye, so I would say that these are a definite success!
Verdict: A good recipe for sneaking some healthier ingredients and protein into a cookie. Would definitely make again.