Monday, September 12, 2011

sweet beet cookies

Ok, so i bought a 10lb bag of beets for $1.88 on the weekend and did some research into some interesting new ways to use them. First recipe i chose was from one of my favourite  bloggers! Weelicious!

Sweet Beet Cookies 
Original recipe from Weelicious - (Makes about 50 – 1 inch square cookies)

1 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup RAW beets, shredded fine
2 tbsp vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
2. Combine the first four ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Using your hands, add the beets to the flour mixture coating the beet pieces with the flour.
4. Add the oil and work with your hands to bring the dough together (the salt and sugar will fall to the bottom of the bowl so make sure you knead the dough well to combine everything — the outcome will be a smooth dough).
5. Form the smooth, sweet beet dough into a flat rectangular disk and roll it out 1/2 inch thick on parchment paper or a dry clean surface. 
6. Using a knife, cut the dough into squares or use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
7. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 15-17 minutes.8. Cool and serve.

When i made these i only had wholewheat flour, it's a little more crumbly than i imagined it would be with white flour, but i cannot believe how delicious these are! I think i found myself a new treat! I used a 1 1/2 inch heart cutter and made 24 cookies this batch, and i WILL be making more!! Next time i think i will cut them into sticks, the kid suggested it and i think it might just work! Success with beet recipe #1!


  1. Okay, I have definitely got to try this. So crazy! Do they taste, you know, beety? I've had chocolate cake made with beets where you couldn't taste them at all, but there isn't anything here really that would mask the beet flavor (which I love but I'm wondering how I would like it in a cookie!)

    P.S. I'm so glad you're blogging again :D

  2. These are quite nice, sweet with that fresh beet taste! I want to make the chocolate cake, i think mostly i just love the colour! Wait 'til you see the bread! The bread is GREAT! I had it toasted for brekky this morning! There is another cookie recipe using cooked puree instead of raw grated beets i want to try too.....

    P.S. Thanks so much Carol, that means a lot tome! Kinda good to be back into it again! I see more challenges ahead! hehe

  3. OMG! how did I miss your are awesome....never ever seen so many recipes with beets, luv them....will surely try healthy and yummmm!
    Thanks for sharing! Bookmarked it!! and will surely add ur space to mine as frequent visited blog, as i will for sure... :)

    Anu's Healthy Kitchen


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