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My Signature Recipe: Freshly Ground Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
11/25/2011 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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MONEY SAVING TIP: Store these healthy cookies in Zip Lock Sandwich Bags – ready to go at a moment’s notice. This recipe makes a large batch so you can freeze them if you like. Get in the habit of ALWAYS having some type of healthy food like this with you whereever you go. It will help you avoid spending money in vending machines, fast food restaurants, convenience stores, etc!

My Signature Recipe

2 cups butter
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 TBSP molasses
4 eggs
1/4 c. hot water
2 tsp vanilla (I use Mexican Vanilla)

1 tsp salt (I use Gourmet sea salt)
2 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP Kitchen Specialties Dough Enhancer (Makes whole wheat flour lighter and fluffier)
5 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground but use whatever you like)
8 - 10 cups baby oats OR six-grain rolled mix (Don't be afraid to put LOTS of oats in!!)
OPTIONAL: 1 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you want a variation of my recipe, you can add a handful of walnuts, dates, coconut, raisins, craisins, butterscotch chips, broken pretzels, peanut butter chips, ½ c peanut butter, etc.

Combine and blend butter, sugar, molasses, eggs, hot water, and vanilla together in one bowl.
In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients together: salt, soda, dough enhancer and flour.
In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients together: butter/sugar mixture
Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
Add oats, 7 grain rolled mix OR any other ingredients like chocolate chips, etc.
Blend again.

TIME SAVING TIP: Spread ALL of the dough evenly onto TWO or THREE cookie sheets.
Preheat oven and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut into bars when cooled.

TIP: I now put only 1 c. butter AND 1 c. cooked and pureed Great Northern White Beans. It's a great way to get a legume AND 2 whole grains in a delicious dessert and no one can tell the difference. It also eliminates a lot of fat and saves you money.

Buy in Bulk: Six Grain Rolled Mix, Oats, Wheat at:
http://honeyvillegrain.com/
or
John and Jenny’s Bosch Kitchen Center, SLC, Utah,
http://www.jandjkitchen.com/
OR
Winco Grocery Stores
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