Thursday, March 4, 2010

061.

 
another muesli review!
this time I wanted to do something different, 
so I made cookies! 

I was trying to think of things I could do with the muesli to make it a little bit more interesting than 4 muesli reviews
and I suddenly had a craving for cookies.
So I scoured recipe books, hoping to find a good recipe. 

 

 I ended up creating my own recipe because I really wanted chewy muesli cookies 
and I only had a small amount of brown sugar

Kristy's Chewy Muesli Cookie Recipe 

300 grams butter, softened (I actually used light nuttelex)
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour (you can use regular white flour if you like)
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups Carman's Classic Fruit Muesli

Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (355 degrees F)
Cream butter and sugar with a mixer.
Sift flour and baking soda and add into creamed butter and mix until combined.
Slowly mix in muesli, making sure everything is combined.
Shape into balls with two spoons (or a cookie scoop) and flatten.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

Makes about 20 Medium sized cookies.


 

You have to make sure you really cream the butter and sugar to make sure you get the right texture.
You also might want to refridgerate the dough for half an hour or so to get a more workable dough as it's really soft.
The cookies will come out a little soft in the centre when you take them out of the oven - But don't worry, they firm up once they cool.. And it just makes them soft and chewy in the centre.

These cookies were really delicious! 
However if you want crispy cookies you may want to reduce the butter in the recipe and cook them for a little longer.
The best thing about using Carman's Classic Fruit Muesli in cookies is that I didn't need to add any nuts, fruit, cinnamon etc. Like I usually would in an oatmeal cookie recipe. 

These cookies should keep in an airtight container for about 3-4 days - If they last that long! 
 and they also freeze really well, so once you've shaped them you can pop a tray in the freezerand put them in zip lock bags once their frozen.
So that when a cookie craving occurs all you have to do is break off as many cookies as you'd like and put them in the freezer,
Just add 5 minutes or so extra cooking time.


  

I'm starting to see a pattern with Carman's Muesli, 
its all extremely delicious! 
And I can't wait to make my way through some more products in the coming days. 
Another 10/10!

So tell me, what's the weirdest food you've ever had a craving for?
And how do you like your cookies?
Kristy received Carman's Muesli courtesy of Carman's Fine Foods,
If you'd like a review of your own products send an email to ksayerphotography@gmail.com


 

10 comments:

  1. I am sure no one can resist these yummy and healthy muesli cookies

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  2. They're delicious and should probably come with a warning - They have all been eaten :P

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  3. These cookies look delicious! Great photo of them too!

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  5. (Sorry, the earlier post had umpteen typos - after-effect of drooling over the cookies!)

    Fantastic idea for healthy cookies! And thanks for the tip on freezing them - I'm a big fan of freezing fresh food for consumption, rather than buying frozen stuff from the supermarkets. This would be great to make ahead and keep for cravings.
    And as always - great photos! You're making me hungry! ;=)

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  6. PhotoPuddle - Thankyou! :)

    Shinydewdrop - My freezer is filled with various baked goods; croissants, bread, muffins, hot cross buns - You name it!
    It's so much better to know exactly what your eating.

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  7. Great site!

    I am too a big fan of Carman. I have tried other products, but still get back to this brand. :)

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  8. Thankyou :)
    Their products are great!

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