Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Carob Cookies

Carob Cookies

My mother-in-law was famous for her Carob Cookies! Cake-like, delicious, and a handful, they were always welcome after any meal. Often they were carefully packed in a large, round Tupperware container for camping trips and vacations. They were loved by all, even those who had never eaten carob before. Here's her recipe ~ enjoy!

1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup carob powder
2 cups whole wheat pastry
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or a light layer of oil. Blend syrup, oil, vanilla, and carob powder until smooth. By hand, stir in remaining ingredients in small amounts. Do not over mix! Drop dough by the spoonful onto cookie sheets, about 1" apart. Bake until cookies are sightly browned and feel firm to the touch (about 8 - 9 minutes). Cool and enjoy!

Makes 3 dozen

*The child's apron in the photo was made by my friend, Terri. Isn't it beautiful? She has it for sale in her shop.


  1. That is a very cute apron.

  2. darling apron and wonderful recipe ladonna:) thank you for sharing:)

  3. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Love your blog. Such lovely photos and topics.

    Just wondering why I can no longer click on Friends of Gracious Hospitality. Says I'm not invited!
    Kind of funny, actually. Gracious Hospitality and I'm not invited.

    Keep up the great work.

  4. Oh dear, Anonymous. I will change the settings so you can be invited! Of course you are welcome --- :D

  5. yum! I'm gonna have to try that one - I love carob!

  6. Carob cookies are lovely, particularly if you have a child who is sensitive to chocolate.

    I love your blog. It feels as though I am visiting someone's gracious home.

  7. Now those sound very, very delicious and healthy! YUM! :)


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