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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Sharon on November 18, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve shared another oatmeal cookie recipe back in the early days of the Honour System that was a gluten free, flourless variety.

This one is not.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It has flour (sprouted grain, though ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), it has butter, it has eggs. Think of it as an old school oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe with a healthier, whole foods twist.

It was my salvation last week during a particularly bad rainstorm, here in Vancouver. I wasn’t working, but had an important appointment to make and was forced to venture out in the torrential downpour. Thankfully, it wasn’t super cold andย kudos to my great Fulton umbrella and fab raincoat, because I also stayed relatively dry. When I arrived back home, it was time for cookies.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I worked out these beauties, made a pot of tea and joined Joe on the couch for a snuggly night in.

It was perfection.

Rainstorms are the best when you can stay home.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We had to refrain from eating the entire batch! I wanted enough cookies leftover to take photos of the next day. It was a good lesson in restraint for us. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m not one who can freeze treats to eat for later. I’ll eat most of what I make within two days. What can I say? We like our food around here.

So when I mentioned the ingredients earlier, you will have seen butter among them. Dairy/animal products that I buy are organic and grass fed, when available. It’s important to me for many reasons, like these, and makes my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookiesย a much better alternative to the store bought, chemical variety. Blech.

If you feel like cookies, go for these.

But, don’t blame me if you eat the whole darned batch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Yields 16

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sprouted grain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and set aside. Pre heat the oven to 325
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl using a wooden spoon, cream together the softened butter with the coconut sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Set aside
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and oats.
  4. Stir the dry mixture into the butter mixture until just combined then stir in the chocolate chips
  5. Drop heaping tablespoons onto the lined baking sheet, 4 rows of 4. These don't spread out too much
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, checking that the bottoms don't burn.
  7. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a baking sheet.
  8. Store in an airtight container
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Lauren November 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

You know, I just discovered sprouted flour and am loving it! I’ve been using it in tortillas, and it seems to work similarly to regular all-purpose, which is awesome! I bet it’s delicious in cookies too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharon November 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm

Well, if the speed at which they disappeared are any indication … I think the sprouted grain flour works pretty good for cookies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Lauren!

Crystal December 11, 2015 at 12:24 am

Sounds so good, but I’m allergic to coconut ๐Ÿ™ what would you suggest as an alternative?

Ps I made the granola recipe tonight, added cranberries and macadamia nuts- heaven!

Sharon December 11, 2015 at 2:16 am

Hey Crystal! You could try sliced or chopped macadamia nuts or brazil nuts. They have kind of similar flavour as coconut. Love the addition of the cranberry! ๐Ÿ™‚

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