California Walnut Breakfast and Snack Cookies
This is a hearty, yet soft and chewy cookie with a great walnutty taste. They are excellent for breakfast on the go or as a snack.
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple flavouring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (14-ounce) crushed pineapple, in its own juice
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup instant skim milk powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal, not instant
2 cups raisins or chopped dates or 1 cup each
2 cups coarsely chopped California Walnuts
- In large mixing bowl, with electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in maple flavoring and vanilla. Stir in pineapple and juice.
- In separate bowl, mix together flour, milk powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir dry ingredients into pineapple mixture. Stir in oatmeal, raisins and walnuts until well combined.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
- Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking rack.
Makes 5 to 6 dozen large cookies.
Recipe and photograph courtesy California Walnuts.