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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.1
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.0 mg
  • Sodium: 39.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Healthy Breakfast Cookie

Submitted by: COFFEEBEANS
Healthy Breakfast Cookie

Introduction

Don't run out the door without breakfast! Grab a portable, delcious, and nutritious breakfast cookie. Don't run out the door without breakfast! Grab a portable, delcious, and nutritious breakfast cookie.
Number of Servings: 30

Ingredients

    2 large eggs, beaten
    1/2 cup of honey
    1/4 cup of butter
    1 cup grated carrots
    1/2 cup raisins
    1 cup walnuts, chopped
    1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup rolled oats
    1 tsp Nutmeg
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1 and 1/2 cups Cheerios

Directions

Combine egg, honey, and butter.
Add raisins, walnuts and apricots.
Stir to combine.

In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Add this to wet mixture and stir until everything is wet. Fold in Cheerios.

Drop mixture onto cookie sheets about 2.5 cm apart and bake at 350 for 15 minuts or until cookie is firm.






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  • Incredible!
    73 of 76 people found this review helpful
    I've made these twice. Love them. I cut the butter to 1 TB, added 1/4 c applesauce, cut the honey in 1/2, added 1/4 Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, used 1 egg, 1 egg white, dried cranberries instead of apricots, graham flour. I freeze them, eat one on the way to work. Great recipe, sorry I sub'd . - 3/14/09

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  • Very Good
    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I like the recipe and think that adding vanilla would bring out the other flavors a little more. Also the tip to sub Peanut butter to up the protein and lower the calories a tad. My personal battle, up protein and lower calories - 2/18/09

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  • 22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Next time I will add a chopped apple instead of the raisins. Another alternative is a mashed banana!! - 11/27/07

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  • Very Good
    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Add the carrots along with the dried fruit. I added 1 tsp each of nutmeg and cinnamon. The texture isn't quite cookie-like, but it tastes very good, especaially the next day. Also, please don't submit a comment if you haven't actually made the recipe; that makes zero sense. - 11/12/07

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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I did substitute peanut butter for butter and used whole wheat flour instead of white flour. They're pretty good. - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    After reading about benefits of flax, I added 2 TBLS of milled flaxseed. Also, this Wisconsinite substituted dried cranberries for the apricots. I'm not crazy about all the work of making cookies, BUT I WILL MAKE THEM AGAIN BECAUSE THEY WERE GOOD TO EAT AND GOOD FOR YOU! - 12/5/07

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  • 19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I love these cookies!! I've made them three times now and have used different dried fruit or cereal, whatever I have available. They are great!! - 1/2/08

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    My wite -Ladydi25348-made this recipe. Didn't have carrots so used zucchini and added the cinnamon and nutmeg w/o measuring. Baked a bit longer than recommended and made 31. Pretty good, very sweet and chewy. We both liked them. - 6/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made these tonight, and they turned out very good. I read and reread the recipe, but I could not see when to add the carrots, so I added them to the egg mixture. Anyway, they are delicious, and I will rate them as such! - 1/28/10

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  • Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I wanted to try this recipe subsituting corn flour (for all purpose flour) as I have a friend who is alergic to wheat. Turned out just fine. I think I'd like to add a little brown sugar next time because the carrots tasted bitter. Also added coconut which was nice.
    - 2/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Just made it and loved it! I added some applesauce and wheat germ, substituted almonds for the walnuts and completely forgot the carrots. But it was great! - 2/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I like everything in this cookie and did put them in the freezer to have on the run. I may put chopped apples in when I don't have the apricots. And I did add 2 TBSP ground flaxseed which I do to most of my goodies. - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I liked these and so did my boys, but make sure to eat them quickly or they dry out. - 12/29/07

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used frozen cranberrys in mine and it made them more moist. I ran the cranberrys through the blender before adding. - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    These were very good. We did not add the cinnamon or nutmeg, because they were left out of the ingredient list. We subbed raisin bran, because we did not have cheerios. I guess most any cereal will do. Nutrit. would change. We used WW flour. My Pampered chef cookie scoop made 30 perfect cookies. - 12/2/07

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I keep a batch of these in the freezer and when my husband wants to go to McDonalds for a apple pie and cookie I pull one of these out and take it along in my purse. - 9/28/10

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but I have a hard time eating just one! I substituted different dried fruits for apricots and i have to say it is just as good withdried apples and dried cranberried! - 2/19/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I switched figs for the apricots. I only got 15 cookies out of a batch. If I can make them anyone can make them. very easy recipe to follow and the clean up later wasn't bad - 11/28/07

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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made these with 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1 Tbl butter, whole wheat flour instead of all purpose. Added 1/2C apple sauce and only 1/8C honey, and 2 Tbl flaxseed. The apricots were very flavorful! Next time I will omit the apple sauce and use full measurement of honey. - 2/5/10

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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea of sub w/P But and flax seed. I did use WW Flour and add tsp of cinnamon. Not exactly what I expected, but good. Also added coconut. My husband really likes them. Will make again and try other fruits & nuts. - 4/1/09

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  • 8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone made this with peanut butter instead of "butter"? Or almond flour/protein powder instead of flour? Am hoping to UP the protein and down the carbs for myself (diabetic).... - 8/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I loved 'em! they were great! Also, a tip for them is to make them sweeter try 1 cup of mashed banana too! mm-mm! Very filling too which was good but i definitely craved one after I ate it! - 2/2/10

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 tsp of nutmeg and cinnamon but will add more next time. They are good but need a little more seasoning. - 12/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I added craisins instead of apricots. My husband loved them too! - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    WOW! I left out the raisins,but it was great. - 2/20/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added protein powder and wheat gluten (for added protein and to hellp keep it lighter). Tasted great. - 2/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I Love It!! For those of us who are always running in the mornings, what a great idea. I also like these for afternoon snacks when I need a pick me up. - 2/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My DH made these and they were a huge hit with everyone in the family!! Thanks for sharing!! - 2/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These are awesome I made them for our cookie exchange at work and everyone loved them. I was even asked to share the recipe - 2/18/09

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    A little confused by the recipe, I made them into breakfast bars instead, which I'm sure did little for the calorie count. I was a unclear as to how much nutmeg and cinnamon to use, mine turned out a little bland. - 1/26/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made the recipe and would make it again. I took them to work for our Christmas cookie exchange. Everyone loved them. The recipe did have some missing data but nothing a little commonsense couldn't handle. - 1/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and quick. My son and me both love them. We used whole wheat flour and craisins also! Very easy and healthier than other cookies! - 11/30/07

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    They are very good. I got lost in the recipe. It says to add cinnamon and nutmeg, except it doesn't say how much. Also, it doesn't say when to add the carrots. - 3/20/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used whole wheat flour, I also use honey nut cheerios. I didn't have the dried fruit, but I think the honey nut cheerios made up for that missing sweetness. I am not sure how you managed to get 30 cookies, I got about a dozen. But likely I made bigger cookies? Still, Really yummy. - 1/17/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These were a FANTASTIC breakfast substitute. I will definitely make them again. - 1/22/10

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These turned out pretty well. I think I got 27 cookies out of it and they were a reasonable size. I like these b/c they're an easy way to get my kids to get some fruit/vegs. - 4/17/08

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe was slightly misleading. I substituted halfed the honey and used 1/2 cup applesauce. Used dried peaches not apricots. Use almonds/pecans instead of walnuts. Added 1tsp wheatgerm and used multigrain cheeries. Only got 24 cookies and some were really small. Overall not bad. - 1/6/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Something easy to make and good to eat or snack on. I took some to work and got good comments. - 12/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Five Star - 11/27/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Much better than those Atkin bars with the after taste. - 11/27/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great addition to a quick, healthy choice any time of day! I borrowed ideas from other comments. Added flax seed, whole wheat flour, apples, craisins, Fiber One Cinnamon Oat Crunch and for extra moisture added 1/2 cup of yogurt. Left out the walnuts, in hopes that my son likes them! Yummy! - 2/26/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I rate this a another star! This is a great reciepe for kids on the run on school mornings and even good in what i need in my diet ! Thanks ! - 2/26/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Make sure to add th carrots during the first part of the recipe (it's not in the directions). Cookies were good alone, but even better with a glass of milk! - 2/14/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have the fruit or nuts on hand, so I made the recipe without them. It is still tasty, and would taste extra-good dipped in peanut butter! I think if the walnuts were in there, that would give the nutty taste that's needed. Either way, good, easy-to-make recipe. :-D - 1/28/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe many times. I have substituted pecans for walnuts and used craisins instead of raisins. Always turns out well. I split the amount of butter and use applesauce instead.
    - 1/28/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were good but only got 15 cookies out of the recipe. Otherwise they would have been too small. - 12/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made these this morning - doubled the recipe and by this evening they'd all gone! My daughters (and their friends) enjoyed them and I will definetly be making them again. - 12/27/08

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  • Bad
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like this recipe. It was bland and I had a hard time with making them, as they tended to burn in the over. Overall they didn't even look appetizing. - 2/11/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Agree w Whatagirl42 - add 3 scoops 'ice cream vanilla' protein whey(89g) w 1/2 c oatmeal, 1/2c flour which ups proteins. Use vege oil instead of butter and you have high energy snack cookie -- will try to make it later!! :-) - 2/18/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was disapointed in these. I did not think they were large enough to be a satisfying breakfast cookie. - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I only added a little cinamon and some vanilla.It's just me,I can't make any cookie with cinamon and vanilla,I grind my one cinamon sticks in a coffee mill which makes all the difference.....Chef Jim - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wholesome - 2/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good grab and go breakfast or snack. I used pecans and whole wheat flour and will use Multigrain Cheerios next time. - 11/30/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can you use whole wheat flour instead? - 3/14/07

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  • I made this for the first time to night. When was the carrots suppose to be add??? They were very good. Next time I make this I'm adding Nutella and bananas. - 6/26/14

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  • I don't know if it's my oven, but there is no way these cookies would make it 15 minutes in my oven without burning! I had them in at 350, and they were a bit overdone after only 7 min! I lowered to 275 and baked for about 9 minutes and they were much better. Taste was ok, but needs more flavor - 9/7/13

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  • Is the a butter substitute? I live in China and butter doesn't exist.. Cheaply at least! - 4/24/13

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  • Is there something I can use instead of Cheerios?
    Just wondering, in case anybody has tried it without a pre-made cereal. - 3/17/13

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  • these are so good! used dried cranberries in place of apricots. - 2/24/13

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  • These are delicious. I didn't have carrots so I substituted grated apple and used dates in place of raisins and they turned out perfect. I used a small scoop and got 48 so I've been saying 2 cookies to one. I will make often. Thanks! - 1/31/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome, I will try it soon! - 1/30/13

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  • Nothing I would crave and make again, but interesting. - 1/15/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! Those look really great! Will try soon! - 12/12/12

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  • Made these cookies and I love them!! so does my husband. Substituted dried cranberries for the raisins and fresh diced apples for the apricots - yumm! Instead of 1 cup honey I used 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup honey and used half cup whole wheat flour with half cup all-purpose flour. - 11/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great!!! - 10/23/12

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  • These cookies sound heavenly. My grandson hates carrots..but loves cookies ;-)
    I will make these and see if he likes them!
    Thanks so much for sharing! - 10/10/12

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  • I tried it two ways. It's not for me. - 9/14/12

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  • Whats is the serving size ? I made them and used a tablespoon to make the cookies . It made 35 cookies. So is a cookie a serving? Please help trying to stay true ... - 8/21/12

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  • I made these tonight, but I do have one issue. It says to add grated carrots, but in the directions, it never mentions to add the carrots and I don't see them in the picture. I enjoyed them, but I will try using some of the other substitutes that other members have used. - 8/6/12

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  • I am new to Sparkpeople, and looking for new ideas. I really liked this one. I would recomment cooking them like cookie bars. I used dried cherries instead of apricots and took someone's recomendation on using both honey and brown sugar. They were great! - 5/14/12

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  • When people make changes to recipes why not also make the proper changes to the nutritional value ?Certainly the values must change ??????? - 3/15/12

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  • I substituted chopped dates for the apricots and added just a bit of coconut. Nice texture. Could be sweeter. - 2/26/12

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  • I left out two ingredient and it still turned out well : ) The carrots I accidentally left out b/c the instructions for the recipe doesn't mention them- and the cheerios I left out because I simply do not like them- these cookies are delicious though, and definitely a new favorite. : ) - 1/12/12

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  • I liked the cookies, but did feel that they needed a little something extra. I substitued peanut butter for butter and added a teaspoon of vanilla. Husband thought they were "OK." - 1/8/12

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  • Made these for my son. Used Craisins instead of raisins because I didn't have raisins and forgot carrots, but they were great!!! I hope he likes them too. - 8/21/11

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  • Wow looks awesome! Can't wait to try it!
    - 7/28/11

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  • Just made these for my husband. Though I did substitute the fruit for dried blue berries, dried apple, and then almonds instead of walnuts. Other than that all was the same. Pretty good. Husband loves them. First batch without vanilla and second with vanilla. He likes both. Nutmeg is a bit powerful. - 7/10/11

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  • tried these with low carb flours, less honey, added 1/2 c. applesauce and didn't really like the result; maybe I'll try the whole wheat flour next time - 6/9/11

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  • sounds wonderful. will add ingredients to my shopping list. thanks for sharing. - 5/4/11

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  • Very nice - quick and healthy. - 4/11/11

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  • This is a great breakfast cookie, I made them and took some to work, the 4 year old loves them and they are full of great ingredients. I did change the whole wheat flour to spelt flour and they still turned out great. - 3/23/11

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  • I made a couple of changes. First -- cream butter and honey together, then add egg. I added 1 T water and whey powder. I added a pinch of salt (but tastes like it could have used more) and vanilla/almond extract. I made one batch with chopped almonds and one with walnuts, any dried fruit - 3/2/11

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  • Did not like. Followed recipe to the letter. They were crumbly and did not stick together when I put them on the cookie sheet and they didn't taste all that great. Will not make again. - 2/27/11

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  • Small but tasty. - 2/27/11

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  • I use any kind of fruit I have on hand. Also have made using almond butter and peanut butter/ personally like the recipe that way. I use any kind of nuts I have on hand, and just sprinkle spices I'm in the mood for on the dough! Love ginger and macadamia nuts. - 2/26/11

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  • OK, but pretty dry - I won't make it again. I'd prefer an Atkins bar (Cranberry & Almond). - 2/26/11

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  • The cookie is like a granola bar with lots of stuff, I only had granola cereal. I will use this receipt again and “play with my food”. I enjoy the comments and will thy to use some of the suggestions when I make them again thanks. - 2/26/11

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  • That sounds yummy!!!!! I will definitely try it very soon. - 2/26/11

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  • yes good for a quick breakfast as you already did the work the night before . really good . have to try to see . - 2/26/11

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  • I've been varying ingredients in a basic drop cookie recipe for years. Pineapple goes well with the apricots. - 2/26/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! I actually have ALL of the ingredients!
    This sounds like a good side for a serving of yogurt and a cup of coffee. - 2/26/11

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  • very good--great idea! - 2/26/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ok I would have to try this one day as it looks interesting. - 2/26/11

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  • like these cookies - 6/1/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a very versatile recipe. My DW cooks with a pinches and dashes, but not me - I'm a numbers cook, not a chef. These sound more like a snack. My breakfast runs an average of 450 cal.
    Question?
    Why give a recipe a low rating (2) if you haven't tried it or if you've subbed so many things? - 3/9/10

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  • great cookie - 12/23/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Think I'll have to try these. They sound good. - 10/23/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, I will try it after a trip to the store. I need the quick grab on the way to work.
    Made it and loved it/ must try again. - 3/2/09

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. May try pnut butter in there or mashed banana, chopped apples, splenda, egg whites, etc etc. Can vary this. Thanks 090222 - 2/22/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would use vegetable or extra light olive oil and applesauce to replace the 1/4 cup ob sutter--other than that, SUPERB recipe, and if calcium and osteoporosis are issues, you could also use almonds instead of walnuts. - 2/21/09

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