They've got walnuts and flaxseeds (these are the only fats in the recipe), and oats and psyllium fibre (these are the only 'flours' in the recipe). They're crispy, nutty, and healthy. Here's the recipe...
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2/3 cup psyllium cereal (I used All-bran Buds)
- 1 cup walnut halves (no shell)
- 1/4 cup flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup skim milk powder
- 3 egg whites
- 1/3 cup golden syrup (can add up to 1/2 cup if you prefer sweeter cookies)
- 2 tbsp skim milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- (optional: up to 1 tsp flavourings, eg. vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, coffee, cardamom...)
Toast walnut halves in the oven or a dry skillet. I find heating the oven to 350°F, placing in the tray of walnuts on a cookie sheet, and then shutting the oven door and turning it off works well.
Pulse oats and cereal in food processor until it becomes the consistency of wholemeal flour. It's alright if small flecks of oats remain. Add salt and baking powder and pulse again to mix evenly. Empty into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and mix until a smooth paste forms. Simply add the paste to the bowl of pulsed flours and knead until a dough ball forms. Roll out dough into a 1/8 inch thick layer, cut out the shapes you desire, and place on a lined cookie sheet. They don't rise or spread very much so you can place them quite closely. Bake in a 300°F (~150°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cookies have the slightest colour on the edges. Cool on a rack lined with paper towel. Cookies will crisp up as they cool.
If you like, try spreading some jam on them and sandwiching two together!
|The dough before kneading|
|Just out of the oven and cooling|
|Since it's almost Valentine's Day: a sweet treat for a sweet couple|