I was making some bread this past weekend that called for a variety of seeds. As I was cleaning out the freezer to see what seeds I had on hand, I found a package of hulled hemp seeds. I made the bread with all the seeds I had on hand and then I flipped over the bag of hemp seeds and found an intriguing recipe. I modified the recipe a bit by using coconut oil and adding some dried fruit.
The results speak for themselves.
Hemp Oatmeal Cookies
1/3 c. coconut oil (in solid form)
1 c. sugar
1 t. pure vanilla extract
3/4 c. unbleached white flour
1/2 c. hulled hemp seeds
1 t. baking soda
3/4 c. old fashioned oats
3/4 c. dried fruit (I used dried cranberries.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together coconut oil and sugar until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat until creamy.
In a separate blow add flour, hemp seeds, soda, and oats and whisk together.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until incorporated. Add fruit and blend a bit more.
Using a medium cookie scoop, form into balls and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. When done, let cookies cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Remove to wire cooling racks.
For the original recipe from Bob’s Red Mill Foods, click here.
How would I describe these cookies? The dough is a bit crumbly so I think using a cookie scoop is important. Since there is no brown sugar, the taste resembles a traditional sugar cookie. The hemp and oatmeal obviously give the cookie some texture and I don’t think I would have liked them as much without the dried cranberries. Definitely need a dried fruit of some sort here.
I know my grandmother didn’t even know what hemp was, but these taste remarkably like a cookie she made for us. This tray is one of my prized possesions from her.