April 23, 2010

Zen-like Oatmeal Cookies

{they look like standard oatmeal but they're not}

Last night I made some cookies. I admit I am becoming a cookie addict lately so I decided to balance things out by adding some healthy stuff to the traditional oatmeal cookie. It's all really psychotic justification so that I don't slit my wrists in guilt after eating them. I took a basic oatmeal cookie recipe and added 1/4 cup more of brown sugar, flax seed, chopped almonds and pumpkin seeds. The are Dee-Li-cious!

Zen like Oatmeal Cookies - Preheat oven 375; bake for 8-9 minutes.

¾ salted real butter
1 ¼ c brown sugar
½ c granulated sugar
1 t baking powder
¼ t baking soda
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 ¾ c flour
2 c oatmeal
1/3 c flax seed
½ c salted & roasted pumpkins seeds
½ c chopped almonds

You know the drill; cream the wet stuff then mix in the dry stuff. If this is foreign to you get a cook book or meet my hero Google and try using it.

*My trick is to make sure all of the ingredients are really, really well mixed before I add the oatmeal, flax seeds, chopped almonds and pumpkin seeds. It's not really a trick but if you don't mix it well then you get a bunch of funky uneven cookies - we want consistency people! We're Americans dammit!

1 comment:

zijafreak said...

my bubz the best cook ever, xoxoxo