Have you ever wondered if there was a way to make your favorite chocolate chip cookies BETTER for you? Well, I have found a way! If you substitute some of your white flour for whole wheat and you add some oats, you can add a nice dose of whole grain fiber to your diet that you wouldn't have had from eating your standard Nestle's Toll House cookie. In fact, the fiber content jumps from 1 gram to a whopping 8 grams per serving by adding these 2 ingredients! And they are pretty delicious!
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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup oats
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut (optional)
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (I used pecans)
Cream together butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add to this the eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda until creamy. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until just barely combined. (Over mixing will produce tough cookies.) Scoop out mounds of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet and place into an oven preheated to 375 degrees. (This is a great time to use your scoopers!!) Bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Store in an air-tight container. (These cookies will not spread out like your typical chocolate chip cookies.) Pour yourself a nice tall glass of ice-cold milk and enjoy!