Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last night we had some of the left over veggie lasagna, on nights when we have leftovers and I am not crazy busy I like to bake something, or pre-make some sort of lunch item for the kids. Tonight I made some Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I had found the recipe online last year I think on an american diabetic association website, but can’t find it again now to link to it.  Because I was making cookies to freeze, I tripled the batch. I am however sharing the original smaller recipe.

Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip CookiesMakes 4 dozen cookies

(Info from original recipe) This recipe uses less sugar and replaces white flour with whole wheat flour and ground flaxseed to increase the fiber content.  Flaxseed is also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.  The coconut oil adds a nice flavour and is an excellent source of mid-chain fatty acids and in one of the richest natural sources of lauric acid which helps protect against infectious illnesses.  (However, as great as these cookies sound… remember these are cookies!! So eat in moderation as a treat!)

  • 1/4 c organic butter, softened
  • 1/8 c extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 t vanilla
  • 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t sea salt
  • 3/4 quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/3 c semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375’F
Beat butter and coconut oil together in a bowl till light and fluffy.  Add brown sugar, and blend well.  Ad egg and Vanilla and mix thoroughly.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually ad flour mixture, then stir in chocolate chips.
Drop heaping teaspoon of dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.  Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. ( I use a Mom’s pantry small scoop so I make them nice and even to help keep calorie count even, and portions small)
Per cookie: 50 calories, 5.5g carbs, 1g fibre, 2.5g fat, 1g protein
Breakfast today was some protein oats and a coffee
Snack were some veggies, and some tea…
Sweet and Spicy tea, and cucumber and peppers :)
I had a great day at work today, and think it’s going to be a great year!
Man vs Food inspired supper tonight, and Big Brother Finale.  Stay tuned!
Have you cooked with coconut oil before?  What is your favourite thing to add it to?
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