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Cookie nomnomnom

Since my previous attempt to make Will Shetterly’s Finest-Kind cookies met with such great approval, I thought I’d give it another shot.

Having done it once, I had to tweak the recipe a bit. Here’s the latest incarnation:

1/2 cup butter (reduced from 3/4)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (replacing apple juice, some butter)
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour (change from regular)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon (up from 1/2)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves (added)
3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips (reduced a bit)
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted (modification)
1/2 c cocoa nibs (addition)

Do the usual cookie thing with them, or see the link above for the full directions. These were “clean out the cupboard” cookies, so I used all the almonds, all the oatmeal, all the chocolate chips.

I didn’t soften the butter because the microwave is full of wool. (Go on, act surprised), but it’s better if you do. And I highly recommend not getting honey in the laptop. I didn’t, but it was close.

Verdict: The flavor is good – the cocoa nibs are an excellent addition to this not-too-sweet cookie. I shouldn’t have messed with the butter, though. The first batch, formed into balls, did not flatten and came out rather cakey. The remaining cookies I flattened before baking, but do not have good adhesion.


Morgan hasn’t weighed in yet, but Nick likes them.

[Don’t worry, I’m working on the SOAR story. Tonight or tomorrow morning, honest!]

2 Comments on “Cookie nomnomnom”

  1. #1 pantagruel
    on Oct 10th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Your microwave is full of wool? Heh. My fridge is where I store my oil palette when I’m not using it. Ah, the houses of creative people!

  2. #2 Phiala
    on Oct 11th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Um. I would claim that I’m not storing wool in the microwave, but I left some in there overnight, which at least verges on storage. It’s hanging out to dry now, at least.