Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
Chicken soup gets old fast when you're under the weather. Make Food Network Kitchens' immunity-boosting cookie, instead. These cookies contain ginger, cranberries, oats, walnuts and yogurt. These five powerful ingredients might not cure the flu, but they can help. I found this recipe in the October, 2009 issued of the Food Network Magazine. Time does not include chill time.
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1⁄4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
- 1⁄2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 1⁄4 cups golden raisins
- 1 1⁄4 cups dried cranberries
- 1 1⁄4 cups roughly chopped walnuts, toasted
- Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a medium bowl.
- Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next. Add the molasses, yogurt, ginger and lemon zest and beat until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the flour mixture to make a sticky batter (do not overmix). Fold in the oats and half of the raisins, cranberries and walnuts. Mix the remaining dried fruit and nuts in a small bowl and set aside.
- Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Top each with some of the reserved dried-fruit-and-nut mixture and chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375°.
- Bake the cookies until dark golden but still soft, 10 to 12 minutes; cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
these cookies are excellent. i made them two ways. first, using the original recipe with just a bit less sugar - they were fantastic. second, i altered the recipe to be gluten-free, sugar-free for my son. although the texture differs from the original, they are still very, very good!