Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

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.

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The results speak for themselves.

Hemp Oatmeal Cookies

1/3 c. coconut oil (in solid form)
1 c. sugar
1 egg
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.

hemp cookie collage

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.2015-03-01 13.27.47

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.

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