Monday, October 29, 2012

Chunky Mixed Nuts Cookies

Who doesn’t like cookies?  I am cookie obsessed yet I try not to overdo it!  This recipe makes me feel better about it as it is packed with healthful ingredients yet still tastes incredibly decadent.  After playing with some ingredients I came up with this cookie.  The salty nuts really balance out the sweet sugar and complement the nuttiness of using whole wheat flour.  If you use whole wheat pastry flour you will more of the texture you would with white flour.  This is a must try for anyone with a sweet tooth!

  • 2 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ Cup Butter, softened
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Cane Sugar (Natural evaporated cane juice)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Almond Milk (or whatever milk you like)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Mixed Nuts, lightly chopped
  • ½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
First: combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Second: beat the butter, oil, and sugars in a large bowl until well combined.

Third: add eggs and mild and beat until well combined.
Fourth: add the flour mixture and beat until almost incorporated; add nuts and chocolate chips and finish blending until JUST combined.

Finally: scoop onto baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, just until lightly golden around edges.  Allow to sit for 2 minutes on pan before transferring to racks to cool.  Enjoy!  Note – I use a cookie scoop for even sized cookies, which is about 1 Tablespoon.

Couldn’t be easier!  I think most recipes make it so complicated and it really doesn’t have to be.  This is a great way to get in some whole grain without changing the whole purpose…to have a cookie.  I believe if you are going to have a cookie, have a cookie…just don’t eat them all!  My opinion is to make as much as you can natural and processed as little as possible and you can’t go wrong.  

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