Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mmmmm... cookies!

Cosmic Cookies from the Planet Organic Cookbook

Poor Gordon has been sick as a dog for the past ten days, despite rallying for a Thai food outing on his birthday. Right now he barely has a voice! If you know Gordon, you know how rare it is to see him rendered unable to speak. I consider it nothing short of a miracle that I have thus far not been infected by this nasty bug going around.

In a wifely effort to be kind and caring, I made cookies last night. I've been wanting to try these for a while, and despite the rather healthy-sounding ingredient list, they were REALLY good! Really. Trust me! The recipe is quite vegan but I used milk chocolate chips and defiled it. YUMMY! Yes, the batter looks a little strange, but fear not, it all turns out well in the end.

 I am trying to resist eating one for breakfast...

Here's a link to the recipe on the Planet Organic website, since the formatting below is a tad screwy. My friend got me the cookbook for Christmas 2009, and I use it all the time!


Cosmic Cookies

We debated long and hard on whether or not to reveal this secret recipe. By far our most popular cookie, in one week the Edmonton deli sells more than 1500!


2 1/4 cups Quick cooking oats 560 ml
2 cups Spelt flour 500 ml
1 cup Sunflower seeds 250 ml
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds 210 ml
1/2 cup Shredded coconut, unsweetened 125 ml
1/4 cup Flax seeds 60 ml
1 cup Granulated cane sugar 250 ml
1 tbsp Cinnamon, ground 15 ml
2 1/4 tsp Sea salt 11 ml
1 3/4 cups Dark chocolate chips 430 ml
1 1/4 cups Raisins 310 ml
1/4 cup Water 60 ml
1/4 cup Blackstrap molasses 60 ml
3/4 cup Canola oil 180 ml
1 cup Soy milk 250 ml


1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients, everything from oats to raisins. In a separate large bowl, combine wet ingredients, everything from water to soy milk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix slow at a low speed (or by hand) until just combined. Do not over mix.
3. Portion cookie dough using a 1/3-cup measure and place onto lined baking tray. Gently flatten cookies before baking. Bake for 24 minutes or until lightly browned. Yields 24 cookies.


  1. They look sooo good! I would go make up a batch, but I have few of those ingredients! I just had a swedish butter cookie for dessert after breakfast. Who doesn't love cookies?

    Hope Gordon gets well soon! Hope you stay well!


  2. They look and sound so good! It's been crazy stressful at work since the holidays, so I've promised several co workers chocolate chip cookies for Monday. Cookies fix everything. I hope Gordon is feeling better soon.

  3. I broke down and made gingersnaps using whole grains and organic ingredients. They were delicious and I froze them so I could eat 1-2 per day with my coffee. I'm definitely giving this recipe a try. Thanks!

  4. I feel really bad watching these pics, because I cannot eat them... I'm on a diet :(

    M. Cohen

  5. Worth getting ill for. He's probably fine really, just opening a crafty eye behind your back and thinking "It's worked. Result".

  6. Lynn, I didn't have the ingredients on hand either. :) My friend out in BC did, and she made them this weekend. Two thumbs up!

    GOrdon's still sick -- he has almost completely lost his voice -- but no fever and yesterday he felt slightly better. What a nasty bug!

  7. Wandering Cat, chocolate chip cookies always soothe frazzled nerves!

    CogDis, I would love that gingersnap recipe. Yummy!!

    Maximillian, sorry for torturing you! :) But apart from the sugar and chocolate, I think they are pretty healthy, :)

    H. i., you know my husband too well. HAHAHAHA!

    Jams, I really like them. Gordon too.


Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!