Kashi type cookie?

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    Mar 05, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    Ok, I LOVE Kashi's cookies, and I'd eat them over a regular cookie any day. But, they tend to be pretty expensive.

    Anyone know/have any good recipes for a homemade cookie that resembles the taste and nutrition that's in a Kashi cookie?

    Thanks!
  • Timbales

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    Mar 05, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    The ingredients in the Happy Trail Mix cookie are:

    Kashi Seven Whole Grain and SesameĀ® Blend (Whole: Hard Red Winter Wheat, Oats, Rye, Triticale, Long Grain Brown Rice, Barley, Buckwheat, Sesame Seeds), Whole Rolled Oats, Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Honey, Brown Rice Syrup, Raisins, Coconut, Chicory Root Fiber, Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Oat Fiber, Cranberries, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soy Lecithin, Cinnamon, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E) For Freshness, Monocalcium Phosphate, Walnuts, Nonfat Dry Milk, Eggs.

    Allergen Information: CONTAINS WHEAT, PEANUT, SOY, WALNUT, MILK AND EGG INGREDIENTS. MAY CONTAIN OTHER TREE NUTS.

    Diabetic Exchange: 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat


    Aside from the preservatives, I'd follow the basic Quaker Oats cookie recipe:

    1/2 pound margarine or butter, softened
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
    1 cup raisins

    but replace the 'bad' ingredients with organic options as you wish. You could use rice flour in place of all purpose flour, as an example. Then you can augment the recipe with whatever fruit and nuts you want.
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    Mar 05, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Cool, thanks Timberoo, good idea =)
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    Mar 05, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidThe ingredients in the Happy Trail Mix cookie are:

    ...Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals...


    Does that mean sugar? That would have to be about the best marketing term I've ever heard if it does!
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    Mar 07, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
    cookielc5.gif!!!
  • NCMtnMan

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    Mar 26, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    Timberoo!

    Where does the Kashi Seven Grain come into play? I've done a lot of my own creations and know that with every extra dry ingredient you have to add more liquid.

    What do you replace with the Seven Grain?
  • Timbales

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    Mar 27, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    You could probably replace the wheat flour with a combination of oat flour, rice flour, ground sesame, etc.