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Cookies For Breakfast!

I can totally admit that I love dessert for breakfast. I love a slice of pie early on a fall morning. I cannot pass up a chance to eat cheesecake with my coffee. Fruit crisps in the wee hours of the morning? Of course! Until now I felt a bit guiltier eating cookies for breakfast. This is your chance to enjoy cookies right out of bed – guilt free!

Breakfast CookiesBreakfast Cookies


3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of wheat bran
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup of finely chopped dried figs
1/4 cup of sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
2 teaspoons of granulated sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Combine brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.

3. In a large bowl, combine flour, wheat flour, bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves, stirring with a whisk. Stir in chopped figs, cranberries and pecans. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring just until moist.

4. Drop by level 1/4 cup measures 4 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes or until almost set. Cool 2 minutes on pans. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Yield: Makes 10
Source: Adapted from Cooking Light 

Originally posted on Canela & Comino on Apr 17, 2008.


21 Responses to “Cookies For Breakfast!”

  1. I need to make these for my kids, they are always asking for cookies, and these look as healthy as a cookie can be.

    Posted by Layla | April 17, 2008, 12:27 pm
  2. Although I wouldn’t complain about having a cookie for breakfast, this one is totally justifiable!! Sounds delicious!

    Posted by Deborah | April 17, 2008, 1:23 pm
  3. Ahhh! Now that’s what I want for breakfast – Brilliant!

    Posted by nicisme | April 17, 2008, 5:11 pm
  4. That works for me. And hey, they’re from Cooking Light!

    Posted by RecipeGirl | April 17, 2008, 5:12 pm
  5. I have a recipe for breakfast cookies that I’ve been meaning to get to but am sort of scared to try. They’re from Ellie Krieger and they call for one small jar of carrot baby food! Sounds crazy but they looked good on the show. Yours look even better and–bonus–no baby food!

    Posted by Vicarious Foodie | April 17, 2008, 7:10 pm
  6. You had me with the title “breakfast cookies.” Now that I see they have figs in them, I’m giddy with delight. I have got to try these.

    Posted by Susan from Food Blogga | April 17, 2008, 7:18 pm
  7. Cookies for breakfast is a great idea. I only do it very rarely. :) These cookies sound really good. I like the dates in them. I have been wanting to try baking with dates more often.

    Posted by Kevin | April 17, 2008, 7:23 pm
  8. My kids would love it if I offered them one of these yummy cookies in the morning! Seems like the perfect thing to have on hand when we all sleep a bit too long.

    Posted by Karen | April 17, 2008, 7:48 pm
  9. The perfect breakfast to accompany my coffee. Yummy!

    Posted by Gigi | April 17, 2008, 11:49 pm
  10. Yummy! That’s my kind of breakfast!

    Posted by Aran | April 18, 2008, 7:23 am
  11. Wow! These are cookies you don’t have to feel guilty about! They would be great to eat on the go when you don’t have time to sit down for a meal.

    Posted by StickyGooeyCreamyChewy | April 18, 2008, 7:53 am
  12. These would be the breakfast of champions Gretchen:D

    Posted by Bellini Valli | April 18, 2008, 10:32 am
  13. I love a cookie for breakfast too:) I am not a big breakfast person, and I sometimes just skip it, i know it’s not a good idea:) But I love cookies for breakfast, with a cup of hot tea. That is usually enough for me. Love your recipe!

    Posted by farida | April 18, 2008, 11:42 am
  14. Now that sounds heart & tummy winning!

    Posted by MyKitchenInHalfCups | April 18, 2008, 12:19 pm
  15. breakfast cookies are the best. idea. ever.i want to figure out a way to take all my meals in cookie form.

    Posted by michelle @ TNS | April 18, 2008, 5:43 pm
  16. it’s about time cookies became an exceptable breakfast (instead of one to feel bad about all day)! yum! and, yes, i figured out how to use picnik–thanks for the tip!!

    Posted by steph- whisk/spoon | April 18, 2008, 8:47 pm
  17. One of those would be perfect to eat before I go running! It kind of reminds me of a muffin top, but a bit sturdier.

    Posted by Christina | April 18, 2008, 9:22 pm
  18. Cookies for breakfast – what a great idea!!!

    Posted by Cakelaw | April 19, 2008, 3:14 am
  19. Cookies for breakfast? Yesssssss!

    Posted by Cookie baker Lynn | April 19, 2008, 4:05 pm
  20. dried figs and cranberries – yum!!! i thought they were raisins at first, but this is so much better!!!

    Posted by Katy | April 21, 2008, 11:21 am
  21. Now this is a breakfast I would like to sink my teeth into! A must try.

    Posted by Megan's Cookin' | April 25, 2012, 9:28 am

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