Cookies of Power

Cookies of Power


January 17, 2013

Adapted from The Heartland Cafe Cookbook

  • Makes: Makes 1 1/2 dozen large cookies.


1 cup butter, at room temp

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour (or half all-purpose, half whole wheat)

2 cups oats

1/3 cups bran or oat bran

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1/4 cup sunflower, sesame and/or pumpkin seeds


1Preheat the oven to 325F. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar for a few minutes, until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. It may look separated - that's OK.

2Add the flour, oats, oat bran, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir or mix on low speed until almost blended. Add the chocolate, nuts and seeds and stir just until combined.

3Drop 1/3 cup scoops onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet; flatten each to 1/2-inch thick with your hand. Bake for 20 minutes, until pale golden around the edges and set, but still soft in the middle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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