Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oatmeal-Kiwi Cookies

Dried Kiwi

Until recently I'd never seen dried kiwi. I didn't know it existed, let alone that it could be pretty good. What would be better, though, is if I could make it into a cookie...

Oatmeal-Kiwi Cookies

After a little brainstorming, I came to the conclusion that oatmeal cookies would be the best vehicle for these little dried disks. I chopped up the kiwi and rehydrated it a bit in some warm apple juice. This trick always makes raisins and other dried fruit more plump and flavorful. I used a family oatmeal cookie recipe as the base and simply replaced the raisins with the dried kiwi. Sadly, I will maintain the cookie recipe as one of my family secrets, but believe me they're very simple and very delicious. Using kiwi in this case made for a lot of surprised looks at work. Most people, like me, had never thought of using kiwi in a cookie like this. I'm tempted to get a whole slew of dried fruits and make cookies out of them all.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

These cookies were phenomenal! You forgot to mention the orange! That was the best part. It might have even overwhelmed the kiwi .... (I didn't say that)