Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mesquite Cookie Bars

These mesquite cookie bars are tasty, quick, and easy. The delicious flavor of the mesquite is highlighted by cinnamon, while its sweetness is brought out by raisins and honey!

1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2 c. raisins
3 Tbl. canola oil
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. water
1 Tbl. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a bowl whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside. In a separate bowl whisk together honey, oil, and water. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and mix well. Add raisins and walnuts and mix until completely incorporated. Spread dough evenly into lightly greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.

*Do not over bake. It is important to keep a close eye on recipes calling for mesquite. Mesquite can burn more easily that other flours.

Recipe adapted by in-house baker, Heather Curtis.

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