In my family, I’m the chief “cooker” and my daughter is the chief baker. I bake cakes or cupcakes only for birthdays and Father’s Day and, occasionally, a fruit pie or pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving. That’s it! So my daughter realized at a young age that if she wanted to satisfy her sweet tooth she was going to have to take things into her own hands! And that she did – she’s 18 years old and has been baking since middle school.
Since these cookies are packed with fiber and nutrients, there’s no guilt if you grab a few for breakfast on the go 🙂
Chloe’s Cowboy Cookies
(Shhh, their nutritious but that’s our secret.)
2/3 cup wheat germ
1 1/3 cup unbleached or white whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar or Sucanat
½ cup unsweetened, organic applesauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, canola oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and blend well. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
Spray cookie sheet with canola oil. Use a spoon to drop batter onto cookie sheet, making rows of three with 2 inches in between. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes about 60 small cookies.
This post made the FoodbuzzTop 9 on June 5, 2010.