It is that time of year when everyone is thinking about a Valentine’s Day gift for loved ones or for their friends. We tried this healthy cookie at Wegmans and it is just wonderful! It will make a nice Valentine’s Day gift and you can present it in so many beautiful ways. And after Christmas and New Years, we really need to watch our calories but yet we want something yummy for Valentine’s Day. Not only is this cookie healthy, you also get to use your favorite dried fruit. Try a variety of dried fruit for more fun!
I made my cookies a bit smaller and they were easy to stack and then wrap some pretty ribbon around them. Of course you could always make them larger! They would also be pretty in a small clear bag with maybe some hearts or other decorative touches!
Find a nice Valentine’s Day box to present several of the cookies as a gift or as a centerpiece on your table. It will be fun to grab a cookie when you walk by and most likely you will find excuses to walk by the table! I know candy is a popular gift but consider making this cookie for your gift giving or just for yourself! It is a nice treat! What is your favorite gift to give someone on Valentine’s Day?
1 cup Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Quick Oats
3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
1 Large Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 cups assorted dried fruit
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.
Beat butter and dark brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add the remaining wet ingredients and mix until combined. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Add dried fruit and stir.
Measure out a rounded tablespoon for smaller cookies to make about 30-cookies. Drop onto either an ungreased baking sheet or one lined with parchment paper. Bake between 9 to 11 minutes. The centers of this cookie will be soft and the edges should be a light brown.
Let cookies rest a couple of minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a cooling rack. And enjoy!!