Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Praline Fruit Cookies, a recipe

These started out as something entirely different. Ever had one of those days when you are craving something and have pretty much none of the necessary ingredients? I had one of those days last weekend. And came up with this soft cookie recipe as a work around. I'm not the greatest at shaping drop cookies but no matter the shape, they taste wonderful.

Praline Fruit Cookies
Makes 2 dozen

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (half a stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped
1/2 cup various dried fruit (I used dried cherries, raisins, and chopped apricots), soaked for a while in brandy or liquid of your choice, then drained (you can add a few drops of the soaking liquid to the cookie dough if you like, but don't add too much or the dough will be too wet.)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
2 tablespoons oat or wheat bran

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream sugar into butter until completely incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Mix in nuts and drained fruits, then add flour and bran in half cup intervals, mixing well after each addition. Combine thoroughly but do not over-mix.

Spoon out dough in approximately one tablespoon sized mounds onto the baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden and still slightly soft. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a minute or two before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack.

Enjoy, and if you try this let me know how you like it!

The following was calculated at http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp.

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
  24 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat4.4 g
     Saturated Fat1.5 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.6 g
     Monounsaturated Fat1.6 g
  Cholesterol25.6 mg
  Sodium9.6 mg
  Potassium70.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate19.0 g
     Dietary Fiber1.5 g
     Sugars10.8 g
  Protein2.3 g
  Vitamin A4.1 %
  Vitamin B-120.1 %
  Vitamin B-60.5 %
  Vitamin C0.1 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E0.9 %
  Calcium1.3 %
  Copper3.1 %
  Folate0.4 %
  Iron2.0 %
  Magnesium1.8 %
  Manganese8.8 %
  Niacin0.7 %
  Pantothenic Acid    0.5 %
  Phosphorus    1.7 %
  Riboflavin0.5 %
  Selenium1.9 %
  Thiamin1.5 %
  Zinc1.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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