OH what do I do with all the free Quaker quick/old fashioned oats I’ve been able to snag recently (because of coupons)?!
Let me think.
Eat oatmeal in the morning?
Yes, that makes sense and that’s what I do most mornings in the wintertime!
Bake something sweet?
YES! Of course! I love to bake and love to eat sweet stuff.
There’s something about snowy cold days that makes me want to bake cookies. So, I decided to make my Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s yummy, the family likes it, and it’s healthy. Well, healthier than regular chocolate chip cookies, right? Hey, it’s made with whole wheat and oatmeal.
So off I went to start my baking. The kiddos and I spent an afternoon making these delicious cookies. Actually, I made it while the kiddos tried to eat all the cookie dough. Seriously, this happens every time I make cookies. What’s with my kids wanting to eat the dough?! Umm, maybe because I LOVE to do the same thing. Oh now I’m craving cookie dough ice cream. I need to check our freezer for some….
OK, back to the cookies…
While the cookies were baking, my oldest daughter drew pictures to give to her former preschool teachers. Now that’s sweet. See the picture at the top of post. I had to include her drawings with the cookies because they were part of the moment.
Here’s the recipe.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups oats (rolled or “quick,” but not “instant”)
2 cups chocolate chips (12-oz.)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the milk and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually beat the flour into the sugar mixture until just incorporated. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips by hand.
Drop about a tablespoon of dough (I use a cookie dough scoop) onto the cookie sheet. I like to put parchment paper on my cookie sheets. Cookies won’t stick and easy clean up. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Makes about 4-5 dozen.
What are some of your favorite sweet recipes made with Whole Wheat Flour or Oatmeal? I’d love to know.
Be sure to check the other Sweet Things I’ve posted.
(Find other great recipes in blogland. This is linked to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, Recipe Exchange at Little House on the Prairie Living, Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades of Green, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace.)