This is adapted from marthastewart.com. This is an amazing cookie dough--it is so easy to work with, roll out and cut into shapes. Also extremely flavorful--I especially love the addition of freshly ground black pepper! I added a bit more ginger and cloves, since we love spicy gingerbread. I did cut these into snowflake shapes.
This recipe will make two pans of the most delicious flaky buttery shortbread and may I add these travel well for shipping ;-) --- using a food processor insures that you will have a very tender flaky cookie, plus they take only minutes to make, these may be made up to 2 weeks in advance and store at room temperature in an airtight container, but they won't last that long lol! and they only get better with time! If you are using unsalted butter then increase the salt to 1/4 teaspoon --- make certain to slice the cookies while it is still warm and then cool completely --- while the baked cookie dough is still warm you can cut into small shapes or circles if desired --- you will *love* these!
This is a better version of a granola cookie recipe. It uses Sucanat (an unrefined sweetener--you can find it at Wegmans or at health food stores) and Hemp Plus granola, which is a lighter granola with puffs in it, and flaxseed. (Don't worry, it's safe to eat, even for children). These cook up light and airy, and taste heavenly. Note: they're a little less healthy if you eat the whole batch...*burp*
Amazingly soft, delicious cookies! When I made this, I used Ghirardelli chocolate and was just short on the called-for amount of pecans. The dough was really hard after refrigerating overnight, and I found it easier to roll it into balls by hand rather than the ice cream scoop. I adopted this recipe after its original poster, Mean Chef, departed the site. Mean posted the recipe on Feb 12, 2003.
I fill my cookie jar frequently with these delicious cookies. They're a perfect treat for an afternoon cup of coffee or to tuck into a loved one's lunch. If you don't care for raisins, these cookies are equally good without them.