Cookies

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Post by oldhikerQ » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:05 am

Some of you have mentioned that cookies make it into your food supply.
I'm curious, what kind of cookies are favored?
I don't like real sweet cookies, so if some kind of cookie makes in into my bear canister, they are almost always fig newtons.
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Re: Cookies

Post by freestone » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:46 am

Not exactly a cookie, but I dehydrate homemade banana nut bread then have that as an after dinner treat with some Starbucks Via decaf (The best decaf I have ever had!)

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Post by bobby49 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:50 pm

For cookies, I have to first set my priorities. Do I want something with lots of calories, or something sweet, or something easily digestible, or something with lots of protein, or something that won't go stale in a week or two? Right now my favorite has to be Quinoa Cookies, because they have all of these priorities. Plus, since I bake them myself, I can optimize them for size and shape so that they fit a bear canister nicely.

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Re: Cookies

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Sounds yummy! Can you show us the recipe?

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Re: Cookies

Post by robow8 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:17 pm

Costco has a Costco sized package of dark chocolate Milanos, in individual 2 cookie packages. For me, in the evening, after dinner, 1 package of Milanos and a cup of hot chocolate is just right.

ETA: here's some on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pepperidge-Farm- ... anos&psc=1

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Post by bobby49 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:39 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:Sounds yummy! Can you show us the recipe?
This is the recipe on the package of quinoa flakes (not raw quinoa):
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Post by fishmonger » Mon May 21, 2018 2:21 pm

I trust major food chains to put plenty of preservatives into their cookies so they will last from purchase to the time I consume them weeks later on the trail. My recent favorites are the bulk pack (12-packs) from Costco, mixed flavors. I put what I need for a coffee and cookies breakfast into vacuum sealed packs with a piece of wax paper in between. They get a bit squished by the vacuum and will stick together without the paper. Next to Pop Tarts and slightly healthier Belvita cookies, I've packed these for longer trips in recent years. No issues with these even 3 weeks after purchase.

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Re: Cookies

Post by Tom_H » Tue May 22, 2018 1:27 am

Baking fresh chocolate chip cookies on the trail was a joy. Either in a covered fry pan in a bed of coals, or in an Optimus/Optima oven on low simmer on the stove. I loved baking on the trail the way some people love fishing. It was a way to kick back and relax.

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Re: Cookies

Post by AlmostThere » Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 am

Munk Cookies.
https://www.amazon.com/Munk-Pack-Double ... okies&th=1
serving size 1/2 cookie = 180 calories.

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Re: Cookies

Post by longri » Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 am

A couple of years ago I became a big fan of Griffins Gingernuts. They are essentially the same as ginger snaps but with a difference. First, they aren't overly sweet. Second, they are extremely durable. Most other cookies end up getting damaged in the bear canister or in my pack but the Griffins are nearly unbreakable. Unfortunately there aren't available in the U.S., at least not that I'm aware of. And overseas shipping is too costly for me to entertain ordering them. So I've been considering an attempt to duplicate them in my kitchen. I suspect it will not be easy.

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