Saturday, February 5, 2011

Orange Ginger Cookies

Currents, orange, ginger, vanilla & walnuts make these such a delicious and healthful cookie.  I was very excited about how these cookies came together.  The ingredients are so delicious and with the tablespoon of fresh ginger, you get a nice little spicy bite.  I used brown rice syrup to sweeten and hold the ingredients together. Brown Rice Syrup is made by fermenting brown rice with special enzymes that break down the natural starch content of the rice. This process produces a translucent syrup that's an excellent alternative to white and brown sugar. Unlike simple sugars, such as monosaccharides and disaccharides, Brown Rice Syrup is a polysaccharide, or a complex sugar. The unique structure of complex sugars allows them to be absorbed and broken down more slowly than simple sugars, avoiding rapid spikes in blood glucose. Slower absorption also allows the body to utilize complex sugars for energy instead of having to store them as fat for later use.
    
Orange Ginger Cookies 
Printable Recipe
Makes 2 1/2 dozen

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3/4 cup currants
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger (peeled & finely grated)
1 tsp. vanilla

1.)  Preheat oven to 350F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly brush with oil. 

2.)  In a bowl mix all dry ingredients together.

3.)  In another bowl mix all wet ingredients and wisk until smooth.

4.)  Combine dry and wet ingredients.

5.)  Place heaping Tbsp. of cookie dough on baking sheet spaced an inch apart.  Flatten cookie with a glass dipped in flour to prevent sticking.

6.)  Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown around edges.
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13 comments:

  1. I love brown rice syrup! And I get that exact brand! The cookies look scrumptious!!!

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  2. I can't seem to find brown rice syrup - I thought Whole Foods would have it... This recipe looks fantastic.

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  3. Morgan-Thank you:)
    Heather, I purchased my brown rice syrup at Whole foods. You can purchase it from iherb.com for much less than what I paid at Whole Foods though.I added the link to my post when you click on brown rice syrup.
    Thank you ladies for your comments:)

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  4. Debbie - you have a Bloggie Award awaiting you at http://t.co/xTVccVw

    Cheers.
    Zen

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  5. Love the cookie recipe! You also have an award waiting over at my blog too! You are very popular this month! LOL
    Viv~

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  6. Sounds like a delicious combination of flavors!

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  7. Currants? Are we in Sweden? I suppose I could find them at Ikea...

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  8. wow! Looks so GOOD YUMMY! I really love your cookies ;) I wanna try to use ORGANIC BROWN RICE SYRUP ^_^ XOXO

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  9. Debbie-I left something at my blog for you!
    http://healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/02/who-me-stylish-blogger-award.html
    Best,
    Wendy

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  10. These look great! Will have to give them a try!

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  11. Thank you Zen, Viv & Wendy for the Blogger Awards. You made my day:)

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  12. Shen, you are so funny. I bought the currents at Whole Foods in the bins.

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