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The Incredible Anytime Cookie

on January 25, 2012

I was going to call this cookie the Incredible Breakfast Cookie, but I was afraid that would be misleading.  We do  eat this cookie for breakfast (occasionally) at my house, but it’s not exactly an egg white and spinach omelet.  I justify it as a breakfast food on the “lesser of two evils” principal.  The Incredible Anytime Cookie contains whole wheat flour, whole oats, only unrefined sugar, flax seed (optional) and dark chocolate (Which is practically the new broccoli).  With all that, it’s got to be healthier than a Pop Tart or a bowl of cereal.

The Incredible Anytime Cookie is also a better name for this luscious wonder because it really is a treat anytime – breakfast, lunch, dessert, midnight snack, with a cup of coffee, a cold glass of milk, a margarita.  I’m telling you, you can not go wrong with this cookie.

The quality ingredients are the key.  The raw sugar and whole wheat flour make for a nice, earthy (in a good way) texture.  The Ghiradelli chocolate chips are 60% dark and larger than other brands.  They are the best!  Of course, real butter is essential.

2 sticks of butter                                                 1 &1/2 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 C firmly packed brown sugar                   1 tsp baking soda

1/2 C raw or turbinado sugar                          1 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs                                                                    3 Cups Quaker oats (not quick oats)

1tsp real vanilla                                                  one pkg of Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips

You know the drill.  Cream together all the wet (first column) ingredients.  Mix together all the dry ingredients together then add to the butter, sugar, egg, mixture.  Plop large scoops onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes.  Everyone has their own taste when it comes to baked goods.  Some like oooey gooey. Others prefer crispy crunchy.  These cookies are good either way. When I double the recipe (which is almost always) I have substituted 1 Cup ground flax seed for two of the cups of oatmeal.  Same great taste and Omega 3s!

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2 responses to “The Incredible Anytime Cookie

  1. I just remembered that the first time I ever heard of you was (mostly likely) in reference to these cookies. I made olive oil, choc chip cookies for Stephanie and she mentioned that you made these two. Also I remember when she told me that her sister-in-law ALSO homeschooled her 4 kids ALSO named Mary and Catherine and I thought she was teasing me — it was that incredible!

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