Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


I've been trying to perfect the chocolate chip cookie minus the sugar and white flour and this is the winner! I used only maple syrup to sweeten them and spelt flour for the base. The texture is nice and they are plenty sweet. I used organic dark chocolate chips and extra thick cut organic oats.

1 stick butter, softened 1 egg ½ cup maple syrup 1 tbl coffee ½ tbl milk 1 cup spelt flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder pinch sea salt 9 oz dark chocolate chips 1 ½ cups oats

Beat butter until creamy, add maple syrup and beat. Add the egg, coffee, and milk and beat well. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine; gradually beat into batter. Stir in the chocolate chips and oats by hand. Drop the batter onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden.

Yield: about 16 cookies recipe can be easily doubled

While I limit my intake of sweets and baked goods, every once in a while I like to bake an indulgent treat. I created these cookies with the hope of making a "healthier" version of the chocolate chip cookie that even kids would like — and I am happy to report success. The 9-year-old I made these for loved them and didn't detect any difference! Please enjoy!