Friday, March 2, 2012

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Have you ever fought a serious cookie craving?

Shyea. I know. What a ridiculous question.

We can't indulge all the time or else we'd break the calorie bank.

Here's a cookie you don't have to feel bad about. They are packed with whole wheat, oats, flax seed and wheat germ.

Yes, cookies can have whole wheat flour. 

And other good-for-you ingredients.

And yes, they still taste good.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 18 cookies

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick oats, divided
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 egg

Process 1/2 cup quick oats and flax seed in a coffee grinder or spice mill until finely ground.  Whisk all dry ingredients together and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and honey and blend until well combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Use a one-ounce scoop to form the cookies, placing 3-4 inches apart so the cookies have room to spread. Bake at 350 degrees 9-11 minutes until browned.

Allow the cookies to set up on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool.
Grab one or two for a sweet post-workout snack! Finally, a cookie you don't have to hide from yourself.

1 comment:

  1. I would probably still have to hide these from myself :)