Friday, October 5, 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Flax}

These cookies are heaven.
Just the right ratio of crispy and chewy, just the right amount of sweetness - and just enough healthy touches that you don't have to feel too horrible about eating 3. Or 8.
This one is my Mom's recipe, though hers uses raisins. I love them with raisins even more than with chocolate chips (who am I?!), but Jeremy and raisins don't go together, so chocolate chips it is - its a real hardship.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Flax}
Total time: 30 Minutes
Makes 2 dozen

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated raw brown sugar
3/4 cup soft packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (or raisins)

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and well mixed. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and flax seed. A few large spoonfuls at a time, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, working in batches until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula in between batches. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips (or raisins) until well mixed. Place dessert spoonful sized dough balls on a greased or parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.

Fresh, warm cookies on a dreary, cold afternoon - what could be better?



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