09 June 2012

Ranger Cookies

For a gift for a friend’s birthday, I halved the original recipe for Ranger Cookies.

Ranger Cookies

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed plus 4 tablespoons water
1/4 cup shortening (organic palmfruit)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
scant 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup teff flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 cup puffed brown rice cereal
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, set up flax mixture.  Using an electric mixer, beat sugar, shortening, flax, and applesauce until fluffy.  In another large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.  Add wet to dry; fold in the big chunks.  Scoop onto a baking sheet and flatten slightly with a  fork.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the centres spring back when touched and cookies have browned on the bottom.  They will be soft due to the applesauce.  Makes 27 using a 2-tablespoon scoop.

I have one more recipe I’d like to share, but since it’s part of dinner tonight, it’ll have to wait.

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