Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I eagerly volunteered to bring chocolate chip cookies to my sis-in-laws house for Mother's Day. And then I remembered, "I haven't made anything like that since we changed the way we eat!!" So, what is that old, eloquent saying about need being the mother of invention?? Well, something like that anyway. So, to the cookbooks I went. I am not saying this is a "healthy" cookie. What I am saying is that you should be able to make these with ingredients you have on hand when you volunteer yourself to bring cookies :). And everyone will thank you for them - DELICIOUS. This is what we came up with:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened (organic and cultured)

1 1/2 - 2 c. sucanat (depending on how sweet you like them)

2 eggs (pastured)

1 T. coconut milk (yes, regular cow's milk would work just fine)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

2 c. whole wheat flour (I used a blend of ww pastry and white ww)

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

2 c. rolled oats

2 c. chocolate chips

2/3 c. chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream together butter and sucanat.

3. Add eggs until combined.

4. Add milk, vanilla, and salt, mixing to combine.

5. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

6. Add rolled oats.

7. Add chips and walnuts.

8. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.

9. Reasonable sized cookies take about 10 minutes to bake. Huge ones turn out beautifully and take about 13-14 minutes. Go for the huge, right?!

These could easily be made into fabulous oatmeal raisin cookies if you don't have the chocolate chips. Add a 1/2 - 1 tsp. cinnamon and a 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and 1 c. of raisins in place of the chips. Equally yummy.

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