Chewy Barley-Nut Cookies

Enjoy these chewy drop cookies made with barley, assorted nuts and a hint of cinnamon – ready in 45 minutes.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1/3
cup canola oil
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2
cups rolled barley or 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
3/4
cup whole wheat flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3
cup “heart-healthy” mixed nuts (peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix oil, sugars, mayonnaise, vanilla and egg with spoon. Stir in barley, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in nuts.
  • 3 Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 2 inches onto cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

If you haven't seen rolled barley, look for it at your favorite co-op or health food store. It works well in place of old-fashioned oats (also called rolled oats) in many recipes.

Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.