I got a real hankering for something delicious last week and didn't want the guilt that usually goes along with my usual choices (aka, Sour Patch Kids). So, I modified one of my favorite cookies recipes and the results were fantastic! With no white sugar or white flour, these cookies are actually good for you! But you would never guess it!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup natural sugar or date sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole-grain flour
1/4 cup oat bran
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and honey until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, bran, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, raisins, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.