Harvest Moon Hemp Cookies

In honor of the First Day of Fall, I’m posting a recipe I love. It uses honey and maple syrup instead of sugar, so the cookies come out nice and moist.

You don’t necessarily have to use the hemp hearts (they aren’t marijuana and you won’t test positive off a drug test from them) but they are excellent for you. Hemp hearts are the hulled seeds off industrial hemp plants, the kind that are used for rope, clothing, etc. You can also get hemp seed oil, which is fun to cook with. The seeds and oil taste somewhat like sunflower seeds, but a little nuttier. They are considered a super food, high in Omega fatty acids, protein and antioxidants. We keep a bag in the fridge and have a spoonful when we’re feeling sluggish and they really help. They are also kosher, gluten free and raw if you have a special diet. *I am not paid or reimbursed for my comments, I just love these* Anyhow, on to the recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

3/4 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup honey

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, salt and baking soda together and set aside. Beat butter, maple syrup, honey, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture and oats until well combined. Add hemp seeds and cranberries. (You may have to add more flour to thicken the batter a bit, depending on altitude, you should be able to drop the cookies. It’ll be a messy ball looking thing, but that’s the idea)
  3. Drop cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Let stand 1 minute and transfer to a cooking rack.

~ by accordingtoleanne on September 22, 2012.

3 Responses to “Harvest Moon Hemp Cookies”

  1. I wonder if I could add the hemp protein powder I get from Trader Joe’s with it? I can only try and see what pans out lol:)

  2. I think this is a powerfull blog with a lot interesting topics about this stuff. And i just wanna say thanks for this. I’ll subscribe to your website to see if you post more stuff like these!

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