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Rodney
Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I made some oatmeal cookies yesterday!
They come out great but a little on the sweet side { guess thats what cookies are all about right}  I would guess because of the agave? I used 1/4 cup {instead of 1/2} but feel maybe a little less would be in order. I want to make another batch and eliminate the brown sugar all together. would a combination of molasses and agave do the trick? and how much?
I haven't baked with agave so am learning, I don't want to have the cookies to sweet or  turn out flat when cooked. I have been indicating in the recipes I edit to use 1/2 the amount of agave when replacing sugar but that may be a bit to much? Any ideas on quantity substitutions for this.

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how much brown sugar is needed in the recipe?
I d give it half the amount of molasses and half of the nectar......
if still too sweet, keep on adding less until you get the desired sweetness you want to give them.


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Yum, Rodney! I wish I could eat just one. ,


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how much brown sugar is needed in the recipe?
I d give it half the amount of molasses and half of the nectar......
if still too sweet, keep on adding less until you get the desired sweetness you want to give them.


1/2 a cup Lola thanks.
I really think the dried cherries are making them extra sweet as well.
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have those sparingly!
don t forget your foot!
the less grains, and sugar, the better!


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have those sparingly!
don t forget your foot!
the less grains, and sugar, the better!


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With oatmeal cookies I've found that using dried fruit means you can really cut back on the amount of sweetener you add. Oats themselves tend to be 'sweet' anyway.

I'd say experiment with using minimal amounts of brown sugar and agave, and keep the dried cherries, just as you're doing. I use chopped mission figs or zante currants in my oatmeal cookies, and they're plenty sweet. Try some chopped toasted nuts as well--walnuts or pecans taste great!  


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Thanks for reminding me of the big bag of dried figs my mother gave me. I will use them next time and go real easy on the sweetners and give it a try. I'm trying to create the most healty unhealty snack I can .
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Rodney,
They sound pretty good to me.....but I love my sweets.  Would you post the recipe or is it already posted somewhere?
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Thanks Rodney.  Sounds like they'd be worth a try!
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Rodney, try eliminating the brown sugar altogether and just using half the agave for the amount of reg sugar. I did that w/ a recipe that called for both reg and brown sugar and it turned out plenty sweet. For me anyway.   And tasted just fine.  



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another thing I was going to try was to use flax instead of the butter
{oh did I say butter;)} but when I made some bread this weekend I did use flax meal instead of the butter and the bread had kind of a sour smell don't know if it was because of the flax or it was just my smeller or what but the bread eats just fine. Judy said it smelled fine.
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Rodney, try eliminating the brown sugar altogether and just using half the agave for the amount of reg sugar. I did that w/ a recipe that called for both reg and brown sugar and it turned out plenty sweet. For me anyway.   And tasted just fine.  


I'll do that thanks Pat. since the first batch is almost gone.
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another thing I do when I can is .......... I add my egg last. I taste the dough after mixing it all together, if it needs more of something I add it ......... then add the egg.  



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