Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I realized last night that I have been a horrible wife. I haven't made my husband any homemade cookies in quite some time. I've made dinners and health foods and nut butters...but no good ole' chocolate chip cookies. Since Jeff has midterms next week and has been studying his butt off every night, I thought these would cheer him up-I think it worked (for about the 5 minutes they took to eat, then he realized he had to continue studying).

While these aren't the healthiest thing around, they are much healthier than the normal chocolate chip cookie. Why? I used 1 cup of whole-wheat flour and 1 cup of rolled oats!


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
-First, mix the brown sugar and granulated sugar together. Next, cream the sugar with the softened butter. Add in the egg, vanilla and milk and mix until smooth.

-In a separate bowl, mix the whole-wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

-Mix the dry mixture into the wet until blended well. Once smooth, stir in the oats and the chocolate chips.

-Grease a cookie sheet and place the cookie dough onto the sheet (use a teaspoon if you like smaller cookies and a tablespoon for larger).

-Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes (I baked mine for about 13 minutes and they are perfectly chewy).


My cookie making abilities haven't been great since living on Long Island. Since our oven is broken, every cookie I have tried to bake usually completely burns after 3 minutes in the oven. But finally, I think I have figured out our oven! All I have to do is lower the heat 100 degrees and watch them constantly until perfectly browned. After eating another one of these this afternoon Jeff said to me, "Cait, these are the best cookies you've made yet!" Whoohoo, I made the hubs happy (which is one of my ultimate goals in life :).


Does your grandmother or mom always have a go-to cookie recipe that they are pros at making? I think this recipe just may be mine. In years down the road I can see myself making these for my kids and grandchildren. I love picturing that.


14 comments:

brandi @ BranAppetit said... Best Blogger Tips

those look so good :) I've been on a cookie kick lately, and my husband's growing waist size proves it :)

I love using whole wheat flour and oats in cookies - it gives them such a great texture!

sandie said... Best Blogger Tips

i've found mine on the back of the i can't believe it's not butter baking sticks box. they are the best chocolate chip cookies i've ever made- i never had luck with other recipes and this one is so easy. also make's me feel alittle better about eating them :)

http://www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/Recipes/10886/1/Delicious-One-Bowl-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies.aspx

Laurel {Make and Takes} said... Best Blogger Tips

These look almost exactly like some cookies I make, but I don't use wheat flour. I should try that! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Laurel-just submitted them! Love looking at all of the Spotlights :)

lynne said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! Great and delicious looking photos!

Vivienne said... Best Blogger Tips

this is the healthiest choc chip cookie i've seen! love to go this a go soon!

lrd2188 said... Best Blogger Tips

I made a double batch of these yesterday, and they are already gone! This is seriously the best recipe for cookies ever!

Carolyn said... Best Blogger Tips

How many did this make? I just wanted to figure out the WW points value so I'm prepared. ;)

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I found your recipe through yahoo shine. I'm planning on making it for my hubby as well. What size did you make them, tsp or TBSP, to bake for 12 minutes?

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Carolyn and Cathy-I made larger cookies, using a TBSP and baking them for about 12-13 minuts. The recipe makes about 18-20 larger cookies. If you make smaller cookies, I'm sure it could make more than two dozen! Enjoy :)

ButterYum said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi - I linked over from Tasty Kitchen. You have a lovely blog... fantastic pics!!!

:)
ButterYum

kathee said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing recipe! just tried it out and these are hands-down the BEST oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever!

Corianne said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my second batch in about 2 weeks, Aahhhhhhh can't stop eating them, they are so good!! I love that they use whole wheat flour and oatmeal. I used chopped up european dark chocolate bars, yum yum. thank you for a great recipe!!! I love it!!!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I can never get my cookies to look like that! What do you do? Mine always puff up a bit and never get the texture I'm always hoping they'll get (like in your pictures)!

 
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