Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Flaxseed Cookies

I've decided to end my hiatus from blogging! I apologize to my followers for being MIA but sometimes life just gets atcha and you gotta roll with the punches! However, I am back and I ready to share some great recipes with you! Accept the above plate of cookies as my apology? The title may sound ridiculous and not appealing for a cookie but trust me, titles can be deceiving!

As most of you know, I'm all about a healthy recipe and this recipe is no different. On this Sunday afternoon, I decided I want to make something healthy but still satisfies the sweet tooth. A few weeks back, I went to this cute antique shop that baked fresh oatmeal cookies in the back. I heard good things about these cookies and bought one to try for myself. Needless to say, the cookie was delicious! Everything about the cookie screamed home! The smell reminded me of so many times I would walk around my house and smell fresh baked cookies in the oven. The cookie was soft and just enough sweetness to be considered an indulgence. Every since then, I've been inspired to make my own version of this delicious oatmeal cookie...with a healthy twist. This is the first time I've baked a cookie with whole wheat flour. Typically, I'll mix whole wheat and all-purpose flour because whole wheat flour tends to dry out baked goods but not this recipe. Also, I incorporated flax seed and some nuts to boost the nutritious value in this guilty of a pleasure called a cookie. Hey, at least this is better than a cookie that goes straight to your thighs!

The end product? Delicious and amazing cookies! didn't tell my brother the ingredients of the cookie because he refuses to eat any of my healthy baked goods. He ate the whole cookie...I think he's better off not knowing!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

How To Make Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Greetings! It's been awhile since I wrote my last post but let's just say life has been busy. Fortunately, it's not that I haven't been baking since my last post, I just haven't posted my baked goods. It's been long enough so here is a new one for y'all. It feels good to be back!

Everyone has strategies for what makes the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookies. I've been exploring all of these strategies for years and finally found one that is workable. I would like to make tweaks to this recipe but for what it was, it definitely creates chewy chocolate chip cookies! It doesn't require refrigerating the dough, adding ridiculous amounts of butter, etc. All it requires is two teaspoons of cornstarch. Yep, just cornstarch. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself!

I like this recipe but I am going to alter some flavors to my liking. Until I figure it out, this is perfectly fine!

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