Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Making Cookies

Yesterday, while Noah and Jennica were at school, Aaron and I decided to make some homemade whole wheat cookies.

Sounds a little iffy right? Oh they were so good. Really light and fluffy. The flavor was fantastic.

My camera batteries were dying while I was trying to take pictures so I only got a couple.

Enjoy and try the recipe.

This recipe is Renae Corn's. Renae is this awesome farmers wife who just knows how to do the most amazing things with whole wheat.

Renae's Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix together and set aside:

2 c whole wheat flour (preferably freshly ground)

1 t salt

2 t baking soda

1 c oatmeal

Mix together, beat until fluffy:

1 c softened butter

1/2 c brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/4 c grandulated sugar

2 t vanilla

Add dry ingredients. Then add:

1 pkg milk chocolate or semi sweet chips

1 c chopped nuts.

Place by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

The cookies will come out looking dark.. Like they've burned a bit. This is okay, and normal when using whole wheat flour.

I was going to take a picture of the finished cookies to show you how yummy they look, but they are all gone! I might just make another batch today...

Oh I should note. If you or your family is not used to eating foods with freshly grounds whole wheat make sure to take it easy... Store bought ground flour has been processed to have the bran and the germ removed, both of which are very good for your body, however some people have a harder time digesting it. If someone in your family developes stomache cramps or pain, they still should try to eat whole wheat products, but will want to introduce it into their system just a tiny bit at a time.


Scrapmymemories said...

Oh I love cookies! will definately give this recipe a go! YUM

Dee Dee said...

Love the dough-licking pic! :)