Ambrosia, Flax and Oatmeal Monster Cookies
- 2 large Ambrosia Apples, ¼ inch dice, skin on
- 1 large Ambrosia Apple for Monster face designs
- ¼ cup whole flax seed
- ¼ cup apple juice or water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ½ tsp almond (or vanilla) extract
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1½ cups flour
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp baking soda
Microwave juice, flax seed, and apples on low/defrost for 10 minutes, stirring once. This will soften the flax and “set” the apples so that they won’t fall apart. Set aside to cool.
Whisk eggs, sugars, and extract together, beat in melted butter.
Mix flour, oats, salt, spices, baking soda and baking powder.
Toss in apples/flax until coated, then add egg/sugar mixture until dough comes together.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with non-stick spray, or use parchment to line.
Portion cookies onto baking sheets, using a large spoon or ice cream scoop.
Cut eyes, nose and mouth shapes from the remaining apple if desired.
Flatten cookies with the bottom of a drinking glass, and arrange the monster faces.
Bake for 18-25 minutes, until centres are set and edges are just beginning to brown.