Monday, June 11, 2012

Whole Wheat Fruit Cake Mix Cookies


I am making my own cookies and bread for my family.  This is one of the cookies that I made for my girls.  My girls like this a lot and this is my second batch.  I will probably keep making this until I finish the container of the fruit cake mix that I have.  This recipe is almost the same as my whole wheat and oats cookies recipe except I added the fruit cake mix and needs minor adjustment.  Very easy, no mixer required.  Just a bowl, a hand held whisk and a spatula.

This cookie is crispy with a chewy bite from the fruit cake mix.  While baking with the fruit cake mix, I learned that you shouldn't over bake your cookie or else the fruit cake mix will become hard instead of chewy. 


If you have a container of fruit cake mix some where, why not give this recipe a try?



Ingredients: 
(Yields 34 cookies with a cookie scoop)

(A)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. PURE vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup white granulated sugar

(B)
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup fruit cake mix



Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350'F. In a bowl, whisk together (A).

2. Add (B) and mix with a spatula until combined.

3. Use a cookie scoop and scoop each cookie on parchment paper lined cookie sheet (like photo above). Arrange 1 inch apart as this cookie will expand slightly while baking.

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before transfer the cookies to cool completely on wire racks. Store in an air-tight container.
 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow these look fabulous. I'm really enjoying your recipes - tasty and healthy - perfect!

WokandSpoon said...

Nice and healthy. I prefer to make my own cookies and cakes as well - at least I know what goes into it - hehe - lots of sugar and butter!

noobcook said...

like the red and green, reminds a bit of Christmas :)

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Whole wheat fruit cake is for sure healthy and I like that you don't need the mixer. I hate the washing up of the mixer after using, thus prefer recipes esp with the hand held whisk.

Very lovely and my other will drool over these cakes, you know he is more careful in what he eats than myself.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the fruit cake mix cookies recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
If you don't mind, can you submit your whole wheat fruit cake mix cookies photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

daphne said...

the great thing bout this recipe is that it uses oil-and mix and fold type. So easy! I am going to bookmark this.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Anon. :)

Haha wokandspoon. ;)

Yes noobcook since the fruit cake mix was from Christkmas. :P

Nava :) I do agreed that the more health conscious one would like this better.

I just did Jenny. Hope it went through.

Yes Daphne, I like this kind of cookie and cake recipe. Easier and less thing to wash. :P

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wah! a healthier version of cookies! yay!

Juliana said...

These cookies look great, like the idea of using whole wheat and oatmeal...great with a cup of tea.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

Jenny said...

it takes awhile because all post is moderated
your post has published http://www.foodporn.net/photo/whole-wheat-fruit-cake-mix-cookies/

keep us updated about your recipes ;)

thanks XOXO~

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

This is interesting. Using a cake mix to make cookies !! Seems like a good idea and so healthy too !

Food For Tots said...

Never try fruit cake mix before. Your cookies are so healthy and fully packed with all the goodness. Extra yum too! ;)

Subhie Arun said...

this is fabs...love all ur recipes....

glad to follow u

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