Five-Star Cookies

Five-Star Cookies

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  • prep 10 min    cook 10 min
  • Makes 16 cookies

This recipe uses healthy barley flakes, which are slightly crisper than oatmeal. They are available from most health food stores.


  • 2 tablespoons hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted dried dates, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup barley flakes
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons apple juice

    How to make it  20 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the chopped hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, apricots, and dates together in a bowl. Add the sugar, barley flakes, flour, and baking soda, and stir to combine.

  • 2

    Mix together the canola oil and apple juice, and pour over the dry mixture. Stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened.

  • 3

    Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Using the back of a fork dipped in flour, gently flatten each ball and neaten the edges with your fingers.

  • 4

    Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. These can be kept in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

More Ideas:

  • Use unsalted cashew nuts instead of hazelnuts.
  • Substitute oatmeal for the barley flakes.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 61
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 41mg
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g

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