Thursday, October 14, 2010
Me Want Cookie!
Today I just had to bake some cookies. The unopened bags of Halloween candy were beckoning me, but I knew the guilt of robbing trick or treaters of their due would outweigh the joy of stuffing my gob with Laffy Taffy. And alas, somehow my pantry is void of dark chocolate chips. I know, it's a tragedy! So I turned to my girlfriend best suited for times of need, my rock: Betty Crocker. Homegirl never lets me down.
Whole Grain Oatmeal Cookies
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. loosely packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbls. milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup whole grain cereal flakes (Total, bran flakes, etc.)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg, vanilla, and milk. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in cereal, oats, and raisins with a wooden spoon. Use a teaspoon or one inch cookie scoop to drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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These cookies are healthy enough to let you eat several without feeling the need to take a Hot Yoga Class, but chewy and sweet enough to be comforting. Make a double batch!
And. Random Question. Do you guys think I should make my photos bigger? I'm torn.
This post is linked to:
Simple Lives Thursday, Family Food Friday, Wholesome Whole Foods, Friday Potluck, and Vegetarian Foodie Fridays