Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!

By Diane Ruyack

M is for milk that goes with C for Cookies!  Cookie Monster from Sesame Street is an awesome little blue fuzzy monster with a big appetite for cookies!  November 2 is Cookie Monster’s birthday and self-proclaimed Cookie Monster Day!  It is time to party so cookies should be the main event on this day! Since Cookie Monster loves letters, why not make sugar cookie letters.  Kids can spell their names, learn the alphabet and get creative with icing and sprinkles!  Cookie Monster just loves anything blue so this healthy cookie recipe is just for you! Just add a glass of cold milk for a super healthy treat.

Blueberry & White Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies

About 2 dozen cookies | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  •  1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  1/4 cup wheat germ
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1 large egg
  •  3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  •  1/3 cup canola oil
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1/2 cup oats, quick-cooking or old-fashioned (not instant)
  •  2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  •  1/3 cup dried blueberries, (see Tip)
  •  1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped (see Tip)

Preparation

1.     Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 375°F.

2.     Whisk flour, wheat germ, baking soda, salt and ground ginger in a small bowl. Whisk egg, brown sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; stir to combine. Add oats, chocolate, blueberries and crystallized ginger; stir just to combine. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart.

3.     Bake the cookies until puffed and barely golden around the edges, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Per cookie :115 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 17 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 84 mg Sodium; 38 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Tips & Notes

  •  Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  •  Tip: Dried cranberries or cherries will also work in place of blueberries; all can be found, along with crystallized ginger, in the baking, dried fruit or produce sections of many supermarkets and natural-foods stores.

One Response

  1. Will have to try the cookie recipe. I love cookies an Cookie Monster.

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