oatmeal cookies with dates, cranberries and walnuts
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup organic spelt flour
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup solid non-hydrogenated (earth balance or spectrum brand) vegetable shortening, room temperature
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup organic natural brown sugar
1/4 cup organic grade b maple syrup
2 large organic eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups organic multi-grain oats
1/4 cup raisins naturally dried
1/4 cup dried blueberries no preservatives
1 cup chopped pitted dates
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F.
combine flours thu sea salt in a medium bowl.
beat butter, vegetable shortening, unsweetened applesauce and brown sugar in mixer until fluffy.
beat in maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla.
slowly and on low add flour mixture until combined.
add in oats, raisins, dried blueberries,dates, and walnuts.
drop by heaping tbls onto baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes. cool