There’s no question that I’m a sucker for all things loaded with whole-grain, fruit, nuts & seeds and if I can pack ‘em into a cookie, well, all the better! And this is proof that the Quasimoto of the cookie tray can wear a little bling in the form of chocolate, coconut, pistachios & chia seeds and be the first to be asked to dance amongst a sea of beautiful blondes aka shortbread, butter cookies, almond cookies, macaroons and melting moments! These energy cookies are an oxymoron – starting with the name right through to the crunchy & chewy, the salty & sweet. Don’t be alarmed at the quantity – that’s 2 days worth at my house! I bring ‘em out at breakfast with a little yogurt & cut up fruit and I’m Mrs. Incredible before the school bell rings – and with these babies in my arsenal I’ll still be charged up by dinner!
And a word about the method – once you’ve made the batter, the add-ins are your business, and your business only – any seed or nut can stand in for the chia and pistachios, any finely diced fruit can join or replace the coconut – chocolate chips can stay or go, for God’s sake, mini marshmallows can be snipped and thrown in – I could keep going but I won’t, ’cause this ain’t rocket science or brain surgery! Feel free to share your own energy style anywhere you like – here, twitter, facebook, pinterest, google+ – I’d love to know how you spell energy!