Guest Post: How to Make Cookies with Your Ninja Blender




Baking has never really been my “thing,” so I am happy to report that today’s guest post addresses a topic many of your have asked for: How to make cookies in your Ninja Blender!

I am excited to share not one, but two variations of an oatmeal raisin cookie that is mixed up in the Ninja. It comes to us from a fellow Washingtonian, Marie, and her husband Jim, over at The Homesteader Kitchen. While Marie has written this recipe for the Ninja Pulse, it can also be made with the 40 ounce bowl in the Ninja Kitchen System. The key is you need the dough paddle.

I want to sincerely thank Marie for her guest post today – I have really enjoyed our interaction while getting this post set up.

And with that, take it away, Marie!

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OATMEAL COOKIE DOUGH, NINJA PULSE STYLE

We’ve been using our new Ninja Pulse for all sorts of things. My hubby, Jim, loves oatmeal cookies, so we converted a larger recipe to Pulse-size proportions. Jim himself made these delicious treats!

The large Pulse container has a capacity of 5 cups. But I find that when making dough, a smaller amount of ingredients allows for more thorough mixing. This recipe contains just under 4 cups of ingredients and seems just about right.

At our house we try to eat with nutrition in mind most of the time, but once in a while we just want something decadent! So we have two versions of this oatmeal raisin cookie.

The basic recipe is pretty traditional with butter, sugar, and white flour. The second version replaces the butter, sugars, and white flour with fruit, molasses/honey, and whole wheat flour.

Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Time Required: 5 minutes to mix, 10-12 minutes to bake

Makes: 2 dozen

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/3 cups oats (any type including instant will work)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Place the Ninja Pulse cookie paddle in the 40-ounce Pulse bowl. Add the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. (Alternatively, use the 40-ounce bowl for the Ninja Kitchen System.) Pulse a few times to blend.

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Add the flour, soda, spices, salt, oats, raisins, and nuts.

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Pulse till well mixed. Use a rubber spatula to scrape ingredients down if necessary.

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Drop dough by large spoonful on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 10-12 minutes. The cookies are done when tops are no longer moist. Cool on rack.

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Alternate Version—Follow above recipe with the exception of the following replacements:

  • Instead of butter, use 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or pureed prunes.
  • Instead of sugars, use 1/3 cup honey or molasses.
  • Instead of all-purpose flour, use whole wheat flour.

Though the textures are a bit different, both versions produce tasty, moist cookies. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Traditional”imageUsing healthier subs (applesauce, not prunes)
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Marie James and her husband are developing a multi-generational farm with their adult kids and grandchildren. When she’s not enjoying her family, visiting her chickens, or talking to her plants, Marie likes to write about rural life and homemaking. She and her daughter Bethany review Ninja blenders and other quality products at The Homesteader Kitchen.

Editor’s Note: Marie and her husband are doing some pretty amazing things with their lives. They also run Rural Living Today and The Homesteader School. If you have an interest in rural living, be sure to check out their blogs, both of which are excellent resources. I’m pretty sure I could send 2Chili to live with them and his dream of living on 20 acres in Eastern Washington would be fulfilled!

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