Flat Creek Ranch Huckleberry Cookies

 

Are you missing Flat Creek Ranch already? The smell of fresh baked huckleberry cookies coming from the kitchen? Summer seems just a bit too far away? Here is a great way to remember the ranch this spring before you come back and visit. Here is the recipe for our Flat Creek Ranch Cookies.  They are packed full of goodness, and if you can’t find huckleberry jam in your area, blueberry will work just fine. We get several requests every summer for this recipe and we are always happy to share. Not too sweet, not too ‘healthy’ tasting. Just one cookie will bring back memories of sitting on the deck at the lodge taking in views of the lake after an awesome hike. But you will find it hard to eat just one!

Enjoy-

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnuts, ground
  • ¼ cup oat bran
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup butter, soft
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 each eggs
  • 1 teaspoons almond extract
  • As needed huckleberry jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix together the all purpose flour, walnuts, oat bran, and wheat germ.  In a Kitchenaid with a paddle attachment, beat on medium speed the soft butter, lard, and sugar until well incorporated, then add one egg at a time.  Change the speed to low and mix in the extract and the bowl of mixed dried ingredients until well incorporated.

Portion the cookies into round disks and place on a sheet tray with parchment, insert a dip in the center of the cookie and fill with about ½ a teaspoon of jam.  Bake for 15 minutes, until almost firm. This recipe makes 2-3 dozen huckleberry cookies.