Here is the LINK for the recipe. Usually I follow it word-for-word and having a stand-mixer makes it so easy to mix. The other day I decided to modify the recipe to include some healthier ingredients and see if I could incorporate hemp seed. Substituting the butter for unsweetened applesauce reduces the richness of the butter and keeps the cookies moist. The hemp seed gave the cookies a chewy texture, but I did not add very much the first time I tried this substitution.
On the left are the ingredients from the original recipe and on the right are my substitutions - I suggest printing the recipe and writing in the substitutions or making a notation on the side.
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) salted butter - - 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce (I used homemade)
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour - - 2 cups all purpose flour AND 1/3 cup hulled hemp seed
|Extra cookies being wrapped before freezing|
I also baked hemp brownies if you missed my previous blog recipe. Plus if you are unfamiliar with hemp seed there are plenty of great resources. Here's a great article with other links on the health benefits of hemp seed.