spiced cashew granola cookie wedges

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking, Cooking Light, Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes, snacks, Vegan

spiced cashew granola cookie wedges

Remember when I made Jason the Giant Mall Cookie for his birthday?

I had a craving for one yesterday. One we could enjoy while watching The Office series finale. Jason and I have watched this series from the beginning, way back in early 2005.

I ended up baking this cookie in a pie dish, so it’s wedges are a bit more… hefty. We split one.

Then we split another one.

spiced cashew granola cookie wedges

With the oatmeal and the cashews and the dark chocolate, these are practically a health food. Not that I care – I wanted a comfort food cookie to distract from the fact that there will be no more Jim and Pam, no more hilarious Creed, and no more weekly Ed Helms.

and a reminder of Deangelo Jeremitrius Vickers. I like everything Will Ferrell does.

spiced cashew granola cookie wedges

spiced cashew granola cookie wedges

dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free, vegan

adapted from granola cookie wedges

2 tablespoons flax seed, freshly ground
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon warm water

3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 + cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla paste

1/4 – 1/3 cup cashew pieces

Grind flax seed in blender, coffee grinder. Place 2 tablespoons flax in a bowl, add water and stir. Place in refrigerator to set into gel (this equals / replaces two eggs).

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and chocolate chips, stirring to combine completely. In small bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla paste and flax mixture, fold into dry ingredients. Transfer into prepared (parchmented / sprayed) pie dish or tart pan, top with cashews.

Bake at 350 for 19-22 minutes or until set.

spiced cashew granola cookie wedges

Did you watch The Office finale?

 

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) May 17, 2013 at 7:00 am

I never cared for those big mall cookie cake things – well, I didn’t like the icing on them I should say. Something weird about it. These look fantastic. Part brownie part cookie. Happy Friday – been thinking about you. I hope things are ok for you and your dad.

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2 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

I actually don’t think I ever had the giant mall cookie? :)

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3 Jess May 17, 2013 at 8:27 am

Holy YUM!!! This is spawning an idea for Scott’s upcoming birthday! I think I’ll create a cookie concoction in a pie dish too and put a big ‘ol scoop of homemade ice cream on top! Last year I did the ice cream sandwiches, this year it’s the mall cookie — thanks to YOU!! I’ll let you know how he reacts, it’s a couple weeks away :)

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4 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

Jason LOVED his birthday cookie last year – when I asked what kind of cake I could make him, he said “giant mall cookie” :)

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5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 17, 2013 at 9:30 am

I used to LOVE those mall cookies!!! Will you make me this for my birthday? 30 years old deserves a cookie.

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6 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

it absolutely does! hmm, how to ship… ;)

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7 Roz@weightingfor50 May 17, 2013 at 10:17 am

That is one good lookin’ cookie!!! Have a great Friday Kris!

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8 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

thanks, Roz! happy (almost) Friday to you XXO

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9 Eileen May 17, 2013 at 10:47 am

These cookies sound so good! I might have to make up a pan and chop them up into convenient mid-morning snack portions. :)

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10 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

I almost made them into brownies! Mmm…

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11 Elle May 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I don’t like ANYTHING Will Ferrell does, but I know we would love this cookie!

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12 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

I won’t hold that against you ;) and yes, you would LOVE this cookie!!

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13 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 20, 2013 at 3:12 am

You may like everything Will Ferrel does, but I love everything you do. This cookie sounds fabulous, especially with the inclusion of cashews. You’re a rock star.

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14 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

aww, thank you Meghan <3 your sweet words ALWAYS make my day!!

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15 Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

Oooooooooohhhhh this looks lovely! I’ve been on a big cashew-love trip lately, especially since the cashew butter arrived which I ordered from Amazon. Peter loves cashews as well, we always have a big jar in the shelf from which he likes to snack. :)

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16 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

I always have cashews on hand… something feels OFF if I run out ;)

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17 Beth @ Tasty Yummies May 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm

O M G these look so so incredible. I wish I had some of these right now, I am craving a sweet like woah!

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18 Kristina Sloggett May 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

thanks Beth – wish I could send a slice your way ;)

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19 Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts May 30, 2013 at 4:10 am

I bet the addition of cashews in this recipe helps makes these cookie wedges fantastic! I would LOVE one for breakfast! :-) I’m trying not to turn on the oven, but …

xo,
Shirley

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