Wonderful recipe! I made them as part of a gift basket for some friends and they were a big hit! I have omitted the raisins too and added a few dark chocolate chips. Delicious as well!
MegLee Posted: 05/30/09
cilantro2161 Posted: 01/23/10
I tripled this recipe, baked it in a 13 x 9 inch pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, and cut them into 48 bars....really moist and chewy! I substitued half of the flour with whole wheat flour, half the raisins with dried cherries, and added 1 1/2 tsp baking soda to the flour mixture. Easy to make them this way, and I'll definitely made them again and again!!
BJJGirl Posted: 01/03/09
Really good--light or not one of the best cookies I've ever made. Easy and quick.
ddelcid Posted: 01/08/09
These cookies were just too darn hard! Nobody wanted to eat them.
tessa8631 Posted: 04/13/10
I reduced the white sugar to 1/3 cup and added 1 tsp baking soda and these worked out great for me. I got a lot of compliments on them and will definitely be making them again. I forgot to toast the walnuts though, so I'm going to make sure to do that next time and I'm sure that will make them even better.
Rikked Posted: 05/17/11
These cookies are delicious. After a few minutes while still warm they're chewy with yummy texture. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and added 1 1/2 tsps cinnamon with the flour mixture. It would be a very good holiday cookie that way. The 12 minutes is right on! I agree that the cookies are very sweet so next time I might cut the sugar back a little. I doubled the recipe today and they're turning out great.
acureese Posted: 12/23/11
I made these with some of the previous suggestions, adding 1.5 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp baking soda per batch, decreasing the sugar by almost half, and substituting cranberries instead of raisins. I also used Smart Balance Light instead of butter and used quinoa flour (which I recommend only if you like the taste of quinoa, it's definitely different taste-wise than regular- I'm going to try it with half whole wheat next time). Delicious!! I'll definitely make these again! PS- I toasted the walnuts as suggested and think that gave it a little extra something, I recommend taking the 5 extra minutes to toast them! :)
nikkidarcy Posted: 09/03/12
Great recipe! I changed a few things. Used half the amount of brown and white sugar, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 regular flour, regular raisens, added a tbsp of honey agave, a tbsp of chia seeds, and added that 1 tsp baking soda and cinnamon you guys talked about. Yum! Made my first batch on a regular cookie sheet and they burned, but I used glassware for the same time and turned out perfect...I need to figure that out!
jonvansteen Posted: 11/06/12
Everybody LOVES them