Tonight is Tu B'Shevat the holiday you've been hearing so much about, so I'm a bit busy preparing for that as well as cleaning the blog again for my blog party on Sunday (please come!) I wouldn't want you to visit and find nothing new, so I thought I 'd post this healthy cookie recipe that I tried a while back, but it must have been pre-blog as I didn't take any photos! In any case the recipe has nuts and raisins in it, so I guess these qualify as being appropriate for the holiday as well!
Please note, this recipe is for kids (and moms) who have already experienced not-so-sweet baked goods as well as other healthy fare. If your kids are strictly Oreo types, so I'd say maybe better not to waste the ingredients, on the other hand if you're on the path to healthy eating and haven't been giving sweet treats, so these will probably be received quite nicely, if you know what I mean. A little sugar deprivation will help kids appreciate things that are less sweet!
The only other thing I can tell you about these cookies is that I gave some to my neighbor who tries to eat healthy meals (and has been know to make sugar free blueberry pie with a spelt crust) and she gobbled them up!
Sesame Tahini (Techina) Oat Cookies
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup oat flakes (rolled oats)
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder (non-alum is said to be healthier)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cups raisins
1/2 cup milk, soy milk or water
1/2 cup honey (you could replace this with fruit juice concentrate for even healthier cookies!)
1/2 cup sesame tahini
Mix dry and liquid ingredients in separate bowls; then combine and mix thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 10-12 minutes.
Note: I actually made these without the nuts and raisins and they were still good! Enjoy.