Almost-good-for-you-cookies and more rejection

can you guess the secret ingredient?

no hints!

Good news guys! My site stats went up to 100 views for yesterday! That’s the highest I’ve ever gotten!! and it’s all because of YOU ! I honestly didn’t think anyone would read my blog at all, so I’m really happy about where I’m at today.

Also, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented on my last post about Operation Beautiful. You guys totally made my day (and the rest of my life) with your sweet comments! My siblings thought I was watching a really cheesy romantic movie or something cuz I had my hand over my heart and I kept awwwwwing.

I feel so lucky to have such awesome blog friends :’)

Anyway, I’ll stop being cheesy now in case I’m making you uncomfortable ahaha

did you guess 'chocolate chips'? sorry, try again

On to the cookies! What kind of cookie monster am I? I haven’t posted a cookie recipe in forever! When I realized that, I quickly baked up a batch before the cookie gods decide to take away my title.

wha? did you say oats? close but no cigar, try again my friend!

 Alright, alright, if you guessed whole wheat flour then you’re correct! These babies are made with 100% whole wheat flour as well as flax, seeds, wheat germ and oats! I had about 5 of these in one go. Yenno, to fulfill the daly requirements of fiber and whole grains :P 

I said they’re ALMOST good for you cuz like any delicious cookie, it has butter and chocolate, but in smaller amounts than usual.

these were real soft when they came outta the oven

Remember how I told you guys about my crazy family and how they don’t like my baking? Well here’s another story for you today.

Me: “Yo bro, have more cookies.”

The brother: “Nah, I don’t really like them?”

Me: “What the heck dude, you had 2 yesterday!”

The brother: “yea, but they have oatmeal and I don’t like how it makes the cookies crunchy.”

Me: “You guys suck, the oats make the cookie.”

The brother: “Yenno what’s weird though? I REALLY LIKE the chips ahoy cookies!”

Me: “Dude, you know how I feel about store bought cookies. So you like those cookies, but not mine. That’s the most offensive thing you could say to a baker.”

 See what I have to go through everyday? So much rejection. So much hurt.

But nothing a cookie can’t fix!

Don’t be like my brother, treat yourself to some whole wheat oatmeal cookies with lots of TEXTURE (not crunch, I would NOT make crunchy cookies). He’s 15 and ignorant. He’s clearly too young to know what a good cookie is, even if it hit him in the face.

mmm mmm good

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt ( I left this out)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature (I used salted butter)
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp milk (I used skim)
1 cup rolled oats (I used rogers oats. a blend of oats, wheat germ, and flaxseed)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I only used 3/4 cup and that was PLENTY, even for me)

 How To

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. Whisk WW flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt (if using) in a bowl.

3. Cream butter on low just to break the shape. Then add in both sugars and beat until creamy.

4. Add egg, vanilla and milk to the butter mixture and mix well.

5. Slowly add the dry ingredients in and mix until JUST incorporated. Don’t want gluten to form !

6. Switch to a spatula and mix in oats and chocolate by hand.

7. Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-13 mins. Note: I made really big cookies, if you’re making standard sized ones, go with 10-11 mins.

Yield: 12.5 large cookies

sorry for the PVR in the background

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Almost-good-for-you-cookies and more rejection

  1. kalyrical says:

    I am seriously going to try out one of your recipes one day. I’ve been meaning to ever since reading your blog..but as I can’t cook to save my life, I’ve been persuading my sister to do it with me so they don’t fail. These look good…and healthy! Healthy is definitely something I should be paying attention to….

  2. Cait's Plate says:

    Mmm – I LOVE 100% whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, I’m always looking for good recipes so I’ll definitely have to try this one out :)

  3. Cakebrain says:

    Sorry to be so bossy and giving you so much advice…but hey, I’m older than you and feel like I should! For instant increases in your site visits and especially page views, submit your really clear, good pics to tastespotting and foodgawker. All you need is one accepted post to see your numbers skyrocket. Right now, I don’t have to do anything and the numbers still roll in averaging 1000 page views per day because of just a few good posts. It’s funny, but at the time, those specific posts did not strike me as all that special compared to the rest. You get rejected a lot but since once you get in, it feels great!

    • oh you’re not bossy at all! i love all the advice you’re giving me! you’re like the big sister i never had :’) thanks for that tip! i think that’ll push me to take better photos from now on! LOL

  4. Starr says:

    It’s too bad that your family is less than supportive when it comes to your baking. I can relate to the rejection and hurt. I know many people who don’t want (maybe aren’t ready) to try new things. Don’t take it personally. Let them eat their store bought cookies, and share your treats with people who appreciate them… They look awesome.

  5. SiSi says:

    OMG,that’s the exact same response from my family too!Ev.er.y time!(except ur bro’s..my fam won’t even eat chip ahoy).i can relate with ur ‘rejection’ story so well..lol.it’s funny tho and prob an asian thing, cuz they’re not accustomed to sweets as much, so when we offer them even the healthiest cookies, laden with chocolates and sugar, almost always they decline…=(. totally on the same boat as you…i always end up finishing most of what i bake,too,cuz nobody in the family shares the same desire for sweets as i do..we shud totally bond to patch our sorrows of rejection by eating plate after plate of cookies together!lol…..oh,and i always use whole wheat pastry, cuz i find them more bodyful(not a word),and chewy, which i love…and it’s guilt-freee=D.(or let’s hope so…)

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