Monday, June 6, 2011
Whole Wheat Flax meal Chocolate chip Walnut Cookies
The mercury is soaring up! It feels like we went right into the middle of summer skipping spring entirely. Some of you might have read about the big wild fire in Arizona. As a result of the fire we have a smoke cloud here in Colorado! I cannot imagine how bad it must be for people in Arizona, and hope and pray it will be contained soon.
Coming to today’s recipe, it has been lying in the drafts for a couple of weeks now. I got the book ‘Good to the Grains,’ by Kim Boyce from our library, and as soon as I saw these cookies I knew I had to try them. Coincidently, I saw a post in Swapna's blog on the same and decided to give the recipe a twist with the combination of flours and oatmeal. Good to the Grains is a wonderful book with so many whole grain recipes and ideas. I have already bookmarked some other recipes from the book, including the Olive oil cake. I bet you will love this cookie too.
I made some black currant walnut cookies too using the same recipe, versatile recipe indeed!
Whole wheat flour- 3/4 cup
Flax meal- 1/4 cup
Rolled oats- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Vegetable oil/Oil of your preference- 1/4 cup
Dark Brown sugar- 1/3 cup
Granulated white sugar- 1/3 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Chocolate chips- 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts/Any dried fruits or nuts- 1/2 cup
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it ready.
2. In a large bowl mix the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In another bowl mix well the oil, sugars, egg and vanilla extract.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a spatula together with chocochips and the chopped nuts.
5. Place small scoops of the dough in the prepared baking pan, one inch apart.
6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the sides start turning brown.
7. Cool in the pan for a couple of minutes before you transfer them onto a wire rack and cool them completely. When you take out from the oven the cookies will be soft, but they will become firm once they cool down.
1. The flax meal and oats can be replaced by whole wheat flour. I replaced the whole wheat with this combo following Swapna's example.
2. The original recipe calls for butter, but I replaced it that with oil.
3. I have tried this with black currants too. You could mix and match with any dried fruits and nuts of your choice.
Adapted from : Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce
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