These lightly sweetened, whole-wheat breakfast cookies are full of texture and flavor from grated carrot, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and coconut.
Over the summer I went to a blogging conference that included our hotel room – complete with surprise roommate. I mean, I knew I would have a roommate, I just didn’t know exactly who it was going to be until I got there. In my mind it was like summer camp: you’re obviously not going to have a tent to yourself, but you don’t necessarily know who you’ll be sharing with beforehand. The woman who checked me in on other other hand… she thought I was crazy (and had no problem telling me as much).
Anyway, I ended up sharing a room with Emily, who writes West of the Loop. She ended up being a total sweetheart. Plus, she brought me cookies! Not just any cookies, but cookies that were meant to be eaten for breakfast. The woman is a genius. (I felt totally rude having not shown up with a gift for her.)
I ate them happily all week long, and then kind of forgot about them until a few weeks ago when my contact at Liberté yogurt asked me if I would be interested in putting together a few more “perfect pairing” recipes.
This pairing works two ways. The yogurt brings some lightness to the cookies, which are dense and chewy and have tons of texture from mix-ins like grated carrot, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and coconut. In turn, the cookies give you something to chew and make the yogurt seem more like a “real” meal.
Liberté comes in tons of tons of great flavors (coffee? yes, please!), but my favorite one to pair these cookies with is the blackberry Méditerranée. It’s decadently creamy with big chunks of blackberries and a straight-from-the-forest feel that compliments the harvest-inspired flavor of the cookies.
Disclosure: This post was brought to you in partnership with Liberté; I was compensated for developing this recipe. Thank you for helping support the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.