This recipe has moved into my top 5 cookie recipes of all time! It is one of the healthier cookies that I make, but trust me, it doesn't taste healthy. That's the way I like it ;o) My son, Josiah, won a blue ribbon for these cookies at the county fair!
Healthy German Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sucanat
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp Celtic sea salt (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 c flax seed meal
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup organic chocolate chips
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix first six ingredients together well (I use my Kitchen Aid). Then add the next four ingredients and until mixed well. Then add the next 3 ingredients and until mixed well. The dough should be fairly thick. Drop the dough by small spoonfuls, two inches apart. If you want to make these fancy, you can sprinkle tops with more coconut and pecans before baking. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tops are just starting to crinkle and crack. Remove from oven and let set 1 minute, then remove the cookies to cooling racks.
Note: You can omit the flax seed meal, but I found that when I used it, the cookies held together better (for days afterward). Usually whole wheat cookies fall apart by the next day. I'm going to start adding some flax seed meal to all my whole wheat cookie recipe and see if they will hold up better.
From My Kitchen to Yours,