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Add some new cookie recipes to your repertoire with the baking tutorials in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 2/3 c. lentils
- 2 c. water
- 2 c. pastry flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 3/4 c. unsalted butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 c. oats
- 1 c. dried fruit
- 1 c. coconut
- Food processor
- Stand mixer or whisk
- Nuts (optional)
- White chocolate chips (optional)
Make lentil puree
Pour the lentils and 2 cups water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cover and let cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Cool and puree in a food processor.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. At the same time, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice in a medium-sized bowl.
Cream together the sugar butter
Cream together the butter and sugar in a separate bowl using either a stand mixer or by hand with a whisk, but be prepared to work at it.
Add the egg, vanilla, and lentils
Add the egg and stir to incorporate. Then pour in the vanilla extract and lentil puree. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.
Incorporate flour mixture
Incorporate the flour mixture a little at a time until the dough starts coming together.
Stir in oats, dried fruit, and coconut
Stir in the oats, dried fruit, and coconut until mixed, or skip them altogether for a smoother texture to your cookies.
Spoon out the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and serve.