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.

23 comments to Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I like my oatmeal cookies with dried fruits too, esp. the dried cranberries. These cookies look lovely, Debra.

  • Taking On Magazines

    I’m a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies, so yeah, I can see the dried fruit being needed. I’m curious though; if you took a drug test after eating a couple of cookies, would you test positive?

  • Mae

    Dried cranberries sound like a really good addition to oatmeal cookies. Is coconut oil really healthy? Or do you use it for reasons of taste?

    • I think there is a lot of debate about coconut oil and the way it is processed. I like to think it is healthier than butter AND I do like the subtle flavor it gives.

  • Pam

    Oatmeal cookies are great and these sound good with the dried cranberries. I too, wonder about the coconut oil. That is a cool tray your grandmother had!

    • I love that tray. She used to always have it on top of her “hutch.” It has some water damage. I remember carefully carrying it out with iced tea or parfaits on it when we were feeling especially fancy.

  • kitchenriffs

    I’ve not used hemp seeds. I should, and in this cookie — can’t resist a good oatmeal cookie. And this looks superb! Thanks.

  • Love oatmeal cookies Debra!
    This look delicious!!

  • Hi Debra,
    Interesting recipes. I just haven’t been able to warm up to hmep seeds for some reason. As a matter of fact, I think I may have some in the freezer. I was thinking of feeding them to the birds, lol…Perhaps I need to try again with some sort of dried fruit. I proably won’t though:) Thanks for sharing, Debra…

    P.S. Let’s see, an old family recipe for grape pudding that calls for a bottle of vintage grape juice? I’m guessing you’re wondering just how much a bottle equals? I just checked the Magic in Jelly book to see if there was a recipe for grape pudding and there wasn’t. I have however, seen recipes for grape pudding before. It may take me a while but I may just be able to come up with one and an amount!

    • Mom and I actually converted it. You can find it here. Mom has made it on occasion but I never have. I just like to keep the vintage recipe around. Thanks for researching this though.

  • I don’t have any hemp seeds on hand, but I think these cookies would be terrific with all sorts of nuts and/or seeds! Love that you’ve added dried cranberries, too. SO yummy!

  • These cookies look rather tasty, don’t usually have hemp seeds at home, but I could invest in some now 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • I think I had bought mine long ago to use in granola. I store most of my flax seeds, chia seeds and these hulled hemp seeds in the freezer.

  • I’ve never tried hemp seeds………well, you know – THIS way. 🙂 hahaha! I know it’s not the same but… I just try and find some at the store and see if I can make these. What DO they taste like?

    • After my first bite, I was taken back to my grandmother’s kitchen and she definitely never even heard of hemp seeds (or hemp anything for that matter). The best I can describe them is a sturdier sugar cookie. The original recipe didn’t call for cranberries, but these really do need some sort of chewy fruit.

  • chrisscheuer

    How fun that these cookies took you back to your grandmother. I love it when certain foods do that.

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