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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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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21 Responses

  1. Layla says:

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

  2. Deborah says:

    Although I wouldn’t complain about having a cookie for breakfast, this one is totally justifiable!! Sounds delicious!

  3. nicisme says:

    Ahhh! Now that’s what I want for breakfast – Brilliant!

  4. RecipeGirl says:

    That works for me. And hey, they’re from Cooking Light!

  5. Vicarious Foodie says:

    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!

  6. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    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.

  7. Kevin says:

    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.

  8. Karen says:

    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.

  9. Gigi says:

    The perfect breakfast to accompany my coffee. Yummy!

  10. Aran says:

    Yummy! That’s my kind of breakfast!

  11. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    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.

  12. Bellini Valli says:

    These would be the breakfast of champions Gretchen:D

  13. farida says:

    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!

  14. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Now that sounds heart & tummy winning!

  15. michelle @ TNS says:

    breakfast cookies are the best. idea. ever.i want to figure out a way to take all my meals in cookie form.

  16. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    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!!

  17. Christina says:

    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.

  18. Cakelaw says:

    Cookies for breakfast – what a great idea!!!

  19. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    Cookies for breakfast? Yesssssss!

  20. Katy says:

    dried figs and cranberries – yum!!! i thought they were raisins at first, but this is so much better!!!

  21. Now this is a breakfast I would like to sink my teeth into! A must try.

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