Orange-Hemp Cookies for #FreshTastyValentines

freshtastyvalentinesWelcome back to #FreshTastyValentines hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.   Since we are nearing Valentine’s Day proper, I wanted to offer a recipe today that you could bake up for your sweetie.  I also wanted to highlight another sponsor: Bob’s Red Mill.


I received a bag of Hemp Hearts (or hulled hemp seeds) for this promotion.  Here is a sweetheart of a recipe, healthy as well as delicious.  The secret ingredient is orange zest (and hemp hearts, of course).


And speaking of zest!   One of our sponsors, Kitchen IQ, sent the most handy gadget (and I am always all about kitchen gadetry!)

Better Zester from Kitchen IQ (Eliot's Eats)

The Better Zester from Kitchen IQ

Not only are the ergonomics of this gadget perfect for zesting, the back side catches all the grated particles and even offers a measuring compartment.

Measured zest (Kitchen IQ)

But now without further adeiu, here are those great Orange-Hemp Cookies (brought to you by Bob’s Red Mill and Kitchen IQ).


Hemp Cookies from Eliot's Eats

Orange-Hemp Cookies

1 c.  coconut oil (in solid form)
1 c. white sugar
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. fine sea salt
1 t. grated orange zest
1/2 c. Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Hearts
2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1 c. dried cranberries

In a medium bowl, cream together coconut oil, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flours, baking soda, salt, and orange zest; beat into the creamed mixture. Mix in hemp hearts, oats, and cranberries.  Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Using a cookie scoop your choice on size), scoop dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (or more depending on the size of the cookies) in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


I have another hemp-oatmeal cookie concoction but this version is my new favorite.   (I have also used hemp seeds in Anadama BreadThree-Seed Breakfast Bread and Granola Bars.)

Hemp hearts offer lots of good-for-you nutrients like essential amino acids, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.  (Find out more of what hemp can offer here.)

No, hemp will not get you high.  No worries, man.

Orange-Hemp Cookies from Eliot's Eats


Thanks again to all the sponsors of #FreshTastyValentines.

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(Disclaimer:   I did receive complimentary products from Bob’s Red Mill and Kitchen IQ  for participating in #FreshTastyValentines.  I have received no additional compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are solely my own.   My recipe shared in the review of this product was not sponsored.) 

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