Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal "Health Food" Cookies!

These are about as healthy as a chocolate chip cookie can manage to get, I guess.  At least I like to think so.  I've been tweaking things around trying to come up with the perfect whole food cookie recipe and I think I finally managed it.  Please make these today!

Cream together:
1 c butter
3/4 c sucanat sugar
3/4 c demerara sugar

Mix in:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Add and combined:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups freshly ground spelt flour (you can use plain whole wheat)
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup quick oats (I'm sure you could use more old fashioned if you want)

Mix in:
1 3/4 c chocolate chips
1/2 cup chipped coconut (optional...but why would you opt out?)

Bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes
(This bake time is on a stainless steel sheet with parchment paper.  Darker, non-stick pans would be different - just keep checking them.)

Enjoy with a cold glass of milk! 


Alissa said...

So what kind of sugar is that? I can figure out the other obvious alterations from a normal cookie dough but what is that? They sound great!

Hannah said...

They are two forms of natural sugar cane. Sucanat (stands for SUgar CAne NATural) is made of porous granules with a deeper, more molasses flavor. It retains the nutritional value of sugar cane with potassium, iron and others. I ordered it through Azure Standard but I know it is available at many other stores.

Demerara is a more crystalized, harder version and is more refined than the sucanat. It is similar to Sugar in the Raw but has smaller granules making it easier to bake with. I purchased it at Wal-Mart :-)

Freshly Rooted said...

Ooh, these sound great. I'm going to try this recipe!