Weekly, I usually bake a loaf of bread and have some sort of sweet bread that will get me through the week. Cooking and baking like this
This week I made an old stand-by I call my Healthy Cookies. I got the original recipe off a box of hot multi-grain cereal from Trader Joe’s. They are full of fiber and a couple of them are excellent for breakfast in the morning.
Here is my adapted recipe, as I am unable to find the cereal at the store here, I have used a mixture of other grains. Actually, these are really tasty.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 cup butter, at room temp
1 1/2 cup brown sugar (you can cut out 1/2 cup, I do sometimes)
1 Tablespoon milk or water
2 cups flour (whole wheat,- or spelt work great)
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Then add:
1 1/2 cup oatmeal or multi grain at mixture
1 t. vanilla
For good healthy measure, I add 1/4 cup flax seed, 1/8 wheat germ, 1/8 cup wheat and bran and…1 cup chocolate chips. Your mixture should be stiff, like choc. chip cookie dough, if needed add another tablespoon of water or milk. A handful of nuts and raisins is good, too.
Bake for approx. 10-12 minutes.
I have been making this recipe for years, more so than any other cookie when my son was a teenager. They are addictive and healthy, Good Stuff!