Sunday, June 25, 2006

Dangerously good

Bev’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Essential Eating Well Cookbook Copyright 2004

¾ cup rolled oats
1 cup whole-wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup canola oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 35 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. Grind oats in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add oil granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and creamy. With the mixer running, add the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, at least 1 inch apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until firm around the edges and golden on top, about 15 minutes. Cool cookies for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 2 ½ dozen. (I got 35 cookies using my small cookie scoop.) Per cookie: 99 calories, 5 g fat, 11 mg chol, 12 g carbs, 1 g protein, 1 g fiber, 64 mg sodium

This recipe uses ground up oatmeal, same as Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies, but these are an entirely different animal. These are more along the lines of what I would think of as a traditional chocolate chip cookie, of the crisp and crunchy variety, not chewy and gooey which I usually prefer but I'm not complaining. Next time I'll cut back on the baking time and see what happens. This recipe just might not give you anything but crispy cookies but they're very good crispy cookies.

I called these 'dangerously good' because although they're from Eating Well and healthier than other chocolate chip cookies, they're still cookies and hard to resist. Very dangerous to have around the house.

Well, no one talked me down so we got a new grill this weekend. It's all your fault! I don't know when I'll get to use it. Noah is due to sail by with his ark any minute.

Question of the Day: Which culinary appliance did you last purchase (for your own use)? Do you remember the first one you ever purchased?


The Cookbook Junkie said...

The grill was my last and I really can't remember my first. Probably a hot pot for my dorm room.

Wanda said...

Um....gosh, I can't remember. I am not really one to purchase culinary appliances. My food processor is my newest thing, but I don't remember if my son bought it, my husband got it for me for a gift or what... I know I've bought a crock pot before, so that may be the last thing I bought.

The first...? NO idea.

Heather said...

The last one was my Cuisinart Blender/food processor. The first was a toaster or can opener if those count.

Annie said...

I have to try this recipe. By the way, try freezing half the dough and you will not eat as many. Plus, you'll have them ready for another time.