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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rhubarb & coconut cookies

As I said before, I never make the same recipe twice. I modified my Oatmeal & Coconut cookie recipe.  This time I added a scoop of Stevia (see how tiny the scoop is that comes in the jar). Stevia was added because I was planning on adding rhubarb and I needed the extra sweetness to offset the tartness of the rhubarb.

Then I very finely chopped 1.5 cups of rhubarb to mix in with the batter.  I also added 1 Tablespoon of ground flax meal and I used 2 cups flour instead of 1.5 cups as the recipe called for ~ I'm in love <3!  This cookie was delicious and yes, sugar free.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 tiny pinch (scoop) stevia
1 Tbs ground flax meal
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup coconut
1 1/2 cup rhubarb


  1. Now Trish, I hate to burst your bubble, but how do you call them sugar free when you have honey in them? Or are you meaning no refined sugar? They look delish & I'm going to try them, once I find a new rhubarb patch to raid... I hit the neighbor's pretty hard the past two nights to make Rhubarb crisp (new recipe, not so crisp) and a Rhubarb Cream Cake for my Dad's Birthday. (My niece said I shouldn't have cut back on the cream...)

    Thanks for the new recipe! Try using dried cherries in place of raisins in your Oatmeal Raisin cookies - pretty tasty. Oh, and the absolute best Oatmeal Cookies I've ever had were ones my uncle baked. He thought the dough looked a little dry & asked himself what my Grandma would have done and proceeded accordingly. Since my Grandparents milked cows up until I was in college, there was always fresh cream available. Jim splashed some cream into the batter. O.M.G!! They were divine! Guess that means I should be baking a bit more like my Uncle Jim & my Grandma T!


  2. Ann, Yes - refined sugar. I love your idea of dried cherries. I wonder if I dried my own cherries and vaccuum packed them if they would stay okay? I'm trying to get away from processed foods as much as possible. There is a bee farmer near us and I love going to the swappers meet and buying fresh honey from him. We have 1 very established rhubarb plant, 8 year two plants, 6 year one plants, and we are starting about 8 new from seed this year (this time the red variety.) In about two years, we maybe selling rhubarb! LOL but it is SO GOOD!