Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Very Berry Cookies

It's been a week of trying some really good, new recipes. My favorite though, is one I just made up! And I have to share it, right now, because who doesn't love totally healthy cookies?

I know, I know. There must be a catch. Yes, there is, a small one. I wanted to make these with whole wheat flour, but I was pressed for time, and threw them together with a white cake mix instead. Apologies, but still, wait til you see what's in them!

Very Berry Cookies
** Side note: these directions are all approximations. I sort of amended another recipe, and just added stuff as I went.  **

Mix together:
9 oz. white cake mix (about half of a standard box)
1 cup + few table spoon of whole oats
1/3 cup baking oil
1/4 juice (I had Berry Acai V8 Splash)
1 egg
About a 1/4 cup each of craisens, frozen blueberries, and coconut

Mix well, bake at 375 for 8 minutes.

These are just perfect - soft, and moist, and full of flavor -- might take the top for my new favorite cookie, at least this week. ;)


  1. LOVE IT! I never would have thought of using juice as a wet ingredient in cookies! So many ideas going through my head right now!!!

    1. I've been toying with the idea for about a week now. I like to replace the wet ingredients in brownie/cake mixes to dress them up. Baileys is wonderful in brownies - and all the alcohol cooks off, so they are kid friendly. :) But I'm really loving the juice as a way to add some good calories to baked goods!