Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Wee Bit Healthier Tiny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

I make D's lunch in the mornings. It's much healthier than going out to eat and cheaper too! I try to make him a nutritious lunch but I know sometimes it can be a bit dull so I usually make some sort of treat to pack along with all of the wholesome goodness.

His lunch (and mine) usually goes something like this...
- Spinach salad with kidney beans and a hard boiled egg with a vinaigrette made of olive oil, lemon juice, and a light sprinkle of kosher salt
- An orange (here's a tip: if you peel an orange using a spoon it is much easier and it doesn't hurt your fingers)
- Homemade whole wheat bread
- Special treat

So to spice it up a little I decided to make some tiny oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Makes 40 tiny cookies

For this recipe you will need...
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (to make it a wee bit healthier)
3/4 Cup Bread Flour
1 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, Softened
2 Eggs
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips

Now to make the cookies...
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat if you have one

In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the eggs and vanilla and beat again till well mixed

In a separate bowl whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, then add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix until just combined

 Stir in the oats and chocolate chips

Next scoop 2 teaspoon sized portions of the cookie dough and drop on to the prepared baking sheets (I like to use a small ice cream scoop for this)

Bake for 12-15 minutes and cool on rack

Store cookies in your cookie jar or an air tight container

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