Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mmmm . . . cookies!

Don't they look good?
Don't you wish you could have some? Well, if you live nearby, come on over! There's nothing better than freshly-baked, homemade chocolate chip cookies!

If you live too far away to drop by for a snack, never fear . . . you can make your own! And these chocolate chip cookies actually are good for you -- well, as good for you as cookies can be ;) Thanks to Emily for the recipe!

Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt (I used kosher)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature - no margarine!
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons milled flaxseed (I measured the flaxseed, then ground it in my blender)
1/2 cup raw sugar (I used regular granulated because that's what I had)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
12 ounces (1 package) semisweet or dark chocolate chips (I doubled the recipe and used one package of chocolate chips for the whole thing - plenty chocolate-y!)
1 cup chopped nuts, optional (I left these out)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix together.
  3. Beat butter, oil, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  5. Gradually beat flour mixture into creamy mixture. Fold in chocolate chips (and nuts, if desired).
  6. Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake 7-9 minutes; remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

I made these last night -- we had them for dessert and everyone loved them! I liked them better than the chocolate chip cookies I usually make (you know, the recipe on the back of the bag of chocolate chips) . . . they didn't spread out so thin, so they were more of a chewy cookie than a crispy one. Let me know if you try them!

1 comment:

Brock said...

Mmmmm, they look tasty!