Sunday, January 16, 2011

Clean Eating #23: Whole Grain Treat: Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I can not seem to get a good/accurate photo of these things!  Sorry!  They're better than they look!!  They almost taste like a super yummy chocolate chip granola bar:)

*Adapted from the recipe "Grandmother's Favorite Oatmeal Cookies from Tosca's The Eat Clean Diet (Clean Eating) Magbook (Fast Fat Loss That Lasts Forever, 2010)
The Bean made these... sort of.  She misread the recipe and added 8 cups of flour and no oatmeal... which meant that I had to go back and double the recipe.  We had a LOT of cookies!

2 cups of coconut oil (slightly softened, not melted)
2 cups brown sugar substitute (We use Ideal Brown No Calorie Sweetener)
8 Large egg whites
3 Tbsp Agave Nectar or honey
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
3 pounds (8 cups) old fashioned rolled oats
3 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8th - 1/4th cup of cocoa
1/2 bag of grain sweetened chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped or ground nuts

Blend together Oil and Sugar
Add in Egg Whites & Vanilla
Mix all dry ingredients separately, then blend together.

Because the dough is a lot more... firm... than regular dough, I've found that the easiest way to make these is to line a small cake pan/lid with waxed paper and press the dough into it, creating a large "brick" of dough.  Then take it out of the lid and cut into squares.  This works well for regular cookie dough as well and gives you cubes that can be frozen and cooked whenever you're in the mood for some fresh baked cookies.  Break them apart and freeze in a freezer bag.  When you want cookies, take some out and sit on a cookie sheet on top of the oven while it preheats... then bake like you normally would.

Bake at 375/400 (Our oven seems to be a little hot, because I always have to bake at a lower temp than it calls for) for about 7-8 minutes.  Cookies!!

Be sure to NOT over bake these or they get hard enough you could knock an intruder unconscious with them.  Just sayin'.  Seriously, its like the scene in Charlie's Angels when they throw Lucy Liu's muffin and it gets stuck in the door.

What I'd Do Differently Next Time:  Make them myself in the first place:)  No, really, I think next time I'm going to remake our old cookie recipe that everyone loves.  At any rate, the kids scarfed these down and we have plenty of cookie squares ready to bake in our freezer!  Yumm!
My oddly shaped cookies next to a photo of how they're supposed to actually look.