Cranberry Orange Walnut Powerbars

Cookies for breakfast? Why yes indeed- I mean, they’re not really cookies. Midterm in 45 minutes? That’s OK too. Just bake for 12 minutes! I’m going to take a couple of these with me to class.



I didn’t feel like eating oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, or and egg sandwich this morning. I pulled out this cookie dough from the freezer and turned on the oven (to also warm up the apartment). The actual dough was made last week, but it freezes so well, I do a double batch and keep half for another day. Just take a large piece of parchment paper and plop down the dough towards the bottom edge to form a log. You can then slowly roll and tuck the dough into a perfect cylinder by tightly rolling and them twisting the ends shut.

Just slice into half inch discs and bake at 350 until golden on the edges.

Recipe adapted from Deb Perlman. Just replace half the butter with mashed up overripe bananas, use crasins instead of raisins, use roasted chopped almonds instead of walnuts, and most importantly, zest in a whole orange!


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