Saturday, January 21, 2012

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies

I have been searching for a tasty cookie recipe that uses only whole wheat flour, and contains no processed sugar. I found a few that looked promising, but nothing PERFECT. So…
I combined and added to make my own recipe!
It turned out fabulous…If I do say so myself.
The result is a soft, cakey cookie, with a little chew from the oats. It is not too sweet, but definitely a treat.

Here’s the “gredients” (as Lily calls them).
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First, get all of your wet ingredients together (actually, it should be the dry first…according to my recipe, but whatever…it  doesn’t really matter).

For measuring  the raw honey, I like to use the same measuring cup that I used for the oil.


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It slides right out!

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I used my 4 cup Pyrex measuring glass. It works well.

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I add the organic brown sugar to the “wet” ingredients.


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Whisk well, and set aside.


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Measure all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl.



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Give ‘em a good toss to combine.


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Now, it’s time to add the wet ingredients to the dry.


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Stir with a spatula until everything is well combined.


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The mixture will be pretty runny. That’s fine.


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Cover with some plastic wrap and place in your packed fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 335 degrees.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.


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I use a Pampered Chef medium cookie scoop for all of my cookies…I LOVE it!


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Next, I flattened them a tad with a fork…


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and made sure there weren’t any stray oats lingering around the outer edge of the cookies.

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Bake for 15 minutes…


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Yum!

I pull the parchment paper right off the cookie sheet and let cookies cool on my table.


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First bite!


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Lily liked them (and she’s my pickiest eater)!


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Can you tell she dressed herself this morning? Oh well…it’s Saturday, and we aren’t going anywhere. 


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Gabe is fishing with daddy, so he’ll have to enjoy his later.


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Store in an airtight container. (I think they taste better the second day!)



Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup whole wheat flour (I LOVE King Arthur)
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder (Calumet or Bob’s Red Mill are good options)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
2 Tablespoons organic brown sugar
1 organic egg
1 Tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Directions
In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. In a medium bowl (or large glass measuring cup), mix all the rest of the ingredients together. Next, mix the wet into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 335 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes.
ENJOY!!


Jessie

1 comment:

  1. They are kinda similar to a recipe I often make for my husband. I add some 60% cocoa dark chocolate chips in ours. Delicious.....well done! :)

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