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Mesquite Cookies

Mesquite Cookies

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
BerniceV.

BerniceV.

A very good cookie that smells like vanilla as it's cooking.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Whisk together the mesquite flour, all-purpose flour, and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Kenreanne
18

Kenreanne

5/4/2009

The bean pods of the mesquite can be dried and ground into flour, adding a sweet, nutty taste to breads, or used to make jelly or wine. When used in baking, the mesquite bean flour is used in combination with other flours – substitute ¼ cup-to-½ cup mesquite flour for each cup grain flour. Mesquite bean flour is used in breads, pancakes, muffins, cakes and even cookies. Usually found in TX cooking.

duncan
7

duncan

8/9/2011

My family loved these cookies once I tweaked it a little. I made a batch exactly as the recipe says, and they are pretty good. Then I tried adding different combinations of nuts, coconut, dried fruits, etc. The favorites by far were the ones with chopped pecans, flaked coconut, and dried cranberries. I also made a batch with white chocolate chips (all I had on hand), coconut, and chopped walnuts that were very tasty, and another with just coconut and slivered almonds. Everything I made got eaten, but we definitely think they're better with a few add-ins of your choice!

SALLYCAT
3

SALLYCAT

10/28/2011

I've never used mesquite flour, so didn't know what to expect. I'm definitely not a fan, but can't blame the recipe. I think I just don't like the taste of mesquite. The cookies had a definite bean aftertaste that was very odd. I brought these to work, and everyone (jokingly) accused me of bringing pot cookies. :) They weren't bad, but just left a really weird aftertaste. Most of the cookies got tossed. Interesting experiment, though!

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