Almost-good-for-you-cookies and more rejection
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
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.
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.
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.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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 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)
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
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod