Thursday, January 20, 2011

Whole Grain Cookies

Yay for cookies! I love 'em. This recipe came from a neighbor and it is outstandingly good for being whole grain. You could feed these to your kids (and your husband, for that matter) and they'll never even know they're eating healthy cookies.
Whole Grain Cookies
1/2 c. butter, slightly melted
1/2 c. coconut oil, slightly melted
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/4 c. ground flaxseed
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. oat bran, oat flour, or oats (I used oat bran)
1 c. (or more) chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine butter, oil, and sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
Add salt, baking powder, soda, and flaxseed.
Finally, stir in flour and oat bran.
Add chocolate chips.
With a cookie scoop (my favorite tool) scoop balls of dough onto and ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 F for 8 minutes. Makes about 48-50 cookies.
The finished product is a golden brown, chewy piece of heaven.
I've heard things about coconut oil that suggests it's actually a very healthy fat. It's a naturally occurring fat that contains no cholesterol. I'm not going to promote it or pretend that I know much about it but it's interesting to learn about. You could probably use all coconut oil in this recipe but I'm not sure how they would turn out. If anyone tries it let me know! :) Enjoy!

P.S. Any kind of chips would be great in these cookies: butterscotch, white chocolate, cinnamon, etc. Go crazy!


  1. These sound yummy! I have made some with mashed up white beans and it was good, despite what it sounds like! ;0)

  2. Oh, I've made those, too! I'm all about sneaking healthy things in cookies so I don't feel so guilty! :)

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