Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Carrot Cookies.

I ended up with a lot of carrots last week. We don't have a horse, but my son does love them. but, still, that is a lot of carrots. So, I started pinning on Pinterest. Carrot Pancakes, Carrot Cake.. I even looked at some cookies. But, nothing I saw was what I had in mind when I started to envision a carrot cookie. I didnt want frosting on it. I didnt want it to taste like cake. If I want cake, I will make cake. I like my cookies chewy.
So, I took a recipe that I have used and tweaked it. I used all whole wheat flour. I cut back on the sugars, eliminated the raisins, added some chocolate chips and some carrots, and voila, this cookie was baked. And, they turned out good. not too cakey, but, just a touch raised. and, chewy. I also really liked the flavor of the whole wheat and the carrots. This one is a keeper.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Carrot Cookies.

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teas vanilla
1 c oats
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt
1/2 teas cinnamon
1 c chocolate chips
1/2 cup carrot, grated thin.

cream butter and sugars, add egg and vanilla. whip to combine.
in a separate bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
add this to the wet mixture. stir to combine. (the batter might seem a little dry, but the added carrots shouls alleviate this. )
add the carrots and the chocolate chips.

preheat oven to 350. line pan with silpat or parchment.
spoon hefty Tablespoon of dough. (I got about 18)
Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden and dry to the touch.

1 comment:

Spencer said...

Sounds like a real mouthful but looks quite delicious. I would love to try some!