Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies

I made these cookies today, and they were so good that I thought I would share! I love to bake and have been looking for recipes that I feel better about sharing with my kids. I think this recipe is great for a special treat.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair

1 & 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup cold-pressed vegetable oil or melted, unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup malt-sweetened chocolate chips
(I just cut up some Trader Joe's dark chocolate I had on hand)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine oats, flour, and salt together in a bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl mix together sweetener, oil and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and chips. With moist hands form dough into 3" cookies and place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden on edges.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Makes 1 dozen big 3" cookies
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Ricki said...

Thanks for sharing that recipe, it looks like a feel-good treat. :) It must be cookie-making weather because I just posted about our latest cookie test kitchen.

Sweetest Of All said...

Dang she is so cute!

Let the party begin... said...

I have never baked cookies with maple syrup before. I'm glad you posted the sounds yummy!

Sarah R. said...

Did you actually have w/w pastry flour on hand, or did you just use regular w/w flour?

Honey said...

thanks for sharing this recipe - I've been looking for a good one. wish you were here to make them for us! :)

Rebecca said...

I was wondering the same thing as Sarah. These sound great, can't wait to try them!

Christina said...

I just used regular whole wheat flour. I would make them more often if maple syrup wasn't so expensive!

Kati said...

Yum! I'll definitely have to try that :)