Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It was drizzly on Monday and a little cold. My daughter wanted to go to the park but I told her it was too wet. Then, she asked to go to the Children's Museum in Boston but I told her it was 3,000 miles away. So, when she asked to make cookies, I had to say yes.

This recipe was buried at the end of a long post about when I was making the decision last year to go without white flour and sugar for awhile and I thought it was worth posting again. While there is a half cup of sugar and some chocolate chips, there's no white flour. If you don't care so much about sugar, up the quantities of the white and brown sugar to 1/2 cup each. I make them small, give away part of the batch, and limit my daughter and I to only a couple a day.

Chocolate Chip Cookies about 2 dozen

3/4 c. oats
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the oats in the blender and grind them until they're a flour-like consistency:

Mix the dry ingredients together. With a mixer, cream the butter and the sugars. Add the egg, oil, and vanilla. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop batter onto a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Lick the remaining batter off of the spoon:


  1. Licking batter off a spoon, skin, spatula, or about anything, is one of the most under-appreciated things in life.

  2. What's better than chocolate chip cookies??

    (maybe eating the cone with your ice cream)

  3. What's better than chocolate chip cookies? Chocolate chip cookie dough. I love the sous chef's expression as she grabs the blender.

  4. One of the greatest things about hanging out with her is that everything is THE MOST EXCITING experience she's ever had . . . even turning on the blender.

  5. Yes, that Jenna is full of life! :) She had some great ideas on what to do that day!