Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rather healthy, scrumptious rustic cookies.

These cookies are "rustic" because I'm too lazy to roll out the dough and cut them with a cookie cutter. The photo shows the latest batch which I made after discovering that I had no more sesame seeds. Hence the lack of seeds in them. :)


500g stone ground brown flour
200g butter
1/4 cup olive oil
200g organic brown sugar
100g honey
50g coconut
50g oats
50g sesame seeds
100g ground or finely chopped almonds
pinch sea salt
1 free range egg


Rub the butter into the flour until it is finely dispersed. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Finally add the honey, olive oil, egg and a little milk to make a stiff moist dough that holds together well. Break off tablespoon sized bits, roll into balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Press them flat with a fork.

Bake in a hot oven 200 deg for 25 minutes or until pale golden brown. My oven is very large and not super hot so 200 deg in a smaller oven might be a bit too hot. Be careful!

Yummy. These cookies are high in fibre, protein rich and low in saturated fat. They are nutritious for growing kids and ideal for the lunchbox as a healthy treat.


  1. Thanks for posting these - I have written down the recipe to have a go!

  2. ... and enjoyed by little grandchildren tremendously!!