I was in the mood to bake this afternoon. In particular, I was in the mood to bake cookies. Warm, chocolately cookies.
Looking for inspiration, I flipped through some of my cookbooks and ultimately settled on a recipe in Cooking Light. This recipe produced a very dry, crumbly cookie so if you're more of a moist cookie person, this might not be for you. I'll be honest and say I usually like my cookies super moist but I figured I would give something different a try.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from Cooking Light's Chocolate Cherry Heart Smart Cookies
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 3 ounces chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Combine the first four ingredients and whisk together
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, remove and add brown sugar, stir until combined
- Add sugar mixture to the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly blended
- Add the vanilla and egg until combined
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Coat a baking sheet with spray, drop tablespoon sized dough onto sheet, roughly 2 inches apart
- Bake for 12 minutes
I snacked on my cookies with a cold glass of milk...
The original recipe called for 1/3 cup all-purpose flour and 1/3 cup whole wheat flour, but I used 2/3 cups whole wheat flour instead. Keeping this in mind, according to Cooking Light, each cookie has about 94 calories, 3.2g fat (1.6 sat, .6 mono, .2 poly), 1.5g protein, 15.7g carbs, 1.3g fiber, 10mg cholesterol, .6mg iron, 88mg sodium, and 15 mg calcium. I would guess my version has a bit more fiber. Pretty good stats for a cookie.
I was even thinking I could tweak this recipe a little more and morph it into a really great granola. I will definitely put this idea on my "to make" list.