The Full 21 – Power Cookies

by · April 11, 2011

These cookies are my take on the Power Cookies from Capers, a local community market here in Vancouver…you might also know them as Whole Foods :-)  I once tried to get the recipe, but there was no way they were going to give it up…so off to the kitchen I went. I think I made about 10 batches of cookies before I found something that I was happy with. In fact, some say these are even better than “their” cookies…but I’ll let you be the judge.

Because they are full of nuts and seeds, I would venture to say that they are not a “diet” cookie. I usually make them and pack them along for the ride whenever we do something outdoorsy…like a hike or a long walk.

I have made these a few times for a running group that I am lucky enough to be a part of and I can honestly say that no one seems to be worried about a few extra calories or a bit of chocolate. We are all currently, training for the BMO half marathon in Vancouver, which btw I like to call the “FULL 21” because who wants to do 1/2 of anything; right? Hence the name of the cookies.

Hope you enjoy them. Here is a link to the full text recipe for these nutty little energy-boosting cookies.

Ciao for now


UPDATE: I am currently training for my first marathon. I figured since I turned 42 years old this year, it would be a good time to run 42 kms :-) So now I guess these do not necessarily need to be called “The Full 21” anymore!

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