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Monday, September 17, 2012

Rosh Hashana Cookies

This weekend Big A had a playdate with her 'boyfriend' on Sunday.  Oh my goodness, he is such a cutie!  The two of them are so adorable together. 
 
Since his family also celebrates Rosh Hashana, we decided to bake them some new year cookies.  The girls taste-tested them and were smitten.  These incorporate many traditional foods of the season (apples, honey, raisins) and are appealing to kids and adults alike. 
 
I added white chocolate chips so they wouldn't taste 'too healthy', but you can customize them any way you like.
 
 

Rosh Hashana Cookies

1.5 cups spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1.5 cups large flake oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 apple, finely grated (don't have to peel)
1/2 cup honey (if you don't eat honey, agave syrup will work too...maybe even maple syrup)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
Optional add-ins: vegan white chocolate chips or butterscotch/peanut butter chips, other dried fruit, nuts, etc.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until mixed.  Drop large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly and then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.  Makes about 2 dozen cookies.  Store in an airtight container for a few days or freeze.

Shana Tova!  A happy and healthy new year to everyone celebrating Rosh Hashana!!