My Dad is slowly working his way back from a head injury a month ago and, since I'm at-home 2 hours away, I want to send him some treats. The hospital is okay with this. I originally wanted to send popcorn, his favorite snack, but it's apparently too dry for him to him to eat easily. I would like suggestions for cookies that are moist, and it'd be great if they were also low-sugar and healthy but we can't have everything at this point... 😬. And what is really stumping me is that I've found some bar cookies that sound good, but they contain coconut. Dad is not a fan of coconut. Mom has been sending him banana bread and pumpkin bread that he can eat easily, but I want to send something different.
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad - glad to hear he’s on the mend. Not really a cookie but first thing I thought of was lemon bars. Here’s a link to just one of the many recipes out there sallysbakingaddiction.com/lemon-bars-recipe/
How about a soft/chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. The one on the box ofQuaker oats is always a winner. If you under-bake a bit, it would even be chewier. And you could add any additions that you want to it like raisins, chips, nuts, spices etc....
Brownies or blondies also a nice option and I know there are a lot of lower sugar/healthier options out there for pretty decent brownies/blondies.
Post by emptynestmom on May 4, 2020 9:08:43 GMT -5
How about Chocolate? Here’s one I have been baking for years...or I have a couple of others one filled with peanut butter and the other with caramel...
Mocha Truffle Cookies (Missindi on CLBB) Serving Size: 36
1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips
Melt butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Add instant coffee and blend well. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Add sugars, eggs, and vanilla to coffee mixture. Add dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
Yield: 3 dozen
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Ohmygosh! What a bunch of awesome ideas!!! Thank you everyone. 🤗 I went over these with my Mom and she is going to choose a few to deliver to him *indirectly* (drops it off at a door...), then I will bake and ship some of the others. We have enough to last for a few weeks, I think. 😉 Oh, mcgee, I baked those particular lemon bars to take to a friends house last year and they were incredible-- many requests for the recipe that I used. Alas, they wouldn't mail well but Mom is looking at making those.
Post by emptynestmom on May 13, 2020 15:04:43 GMT -5
Vicki...here is another favorite if your dad likes chocolate and peanut butter...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies
1 1/2 C AP flour 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 C butter, softened 1/2 C granulated sugar 1/2 C brown sugar 1/4 C peanut butter - I used natural creamy and would recommend this 1 egg 1 T milk 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 C powdered sugar 1/2 C peanut butter (natural creamy) 2 T granulated sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, 1/2 c granulated sugar, brown sugar and the 1/4 c peanut butter. Add egg, milk and vanilla, beat well. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can. Stir in the the rest. Form the chocolate dough into 32 balls 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.
3. For filling, combine powdered sugar and 1/2 c peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into 32 3/4 inch balls.
4. Slightly flatten a chocolate ball, top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough around the peanut butter filling, completely covering the filling. Roll this in a ball.
5. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 T of granulated sugar.
6. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until just set and just slightly crack. Let stand 1 minute and transfer to wire racks.