The seeds and nuts can be varied to whatever you have in your panty. I have replaced the flax seeds with sunflower seeds, and have used walnuts in place of the pecans. According to the book, toasted wheat germ that is sold in bottles, has a nice nutty flavour and crunchier texture. I have however use the regular wheat germ, toasted them till light brown. And as usual, I have reduced the sugar slightly.
For chewy cookies, bake them about 10-12 minutes, and longer for crispier cookies.
I baked these cookies till they are really brown and crisp. These are rather addictive, very crispy and fragrant from all the different textures of the ingredients. But these cookies stay crispy on the day they are baked, on the next day, they became chewy. Though I do not mind eating them chewy, as it is like eating a flatter version of muesli bars! Very nice!
Seeds and Coconut Oatmeal Crisps
(adapted from : "Bake Something Great", Jill Snider)
Makes about 2-1/2 dozens cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar (I use scant 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I use walnuts)
1/4 cup wheat germ (toasted till light brown)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3 tbsp flax seeds (I replaced with pumpkin seeds)
Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
Cookie sheet, greased or lined with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, beat eggs, brown sugar, oil and vanilla until blended. Stir in oats, coconut, pecans, wheat germ, and sesame, sunflower and flax seeds. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
- Drop dough by tablespoons (15ml) about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, press until thin and flat. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes for chewy cookies until golden around the edges or 14 minutes for crisp cookies, until golden overall. Cool for 10 minutes on sheet, then transfer to a rack and cool completely.
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up, organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite D.I.Y, hosted by Vivian from Vivian Pang's Kitchen
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