The Ultimate Heart-Smart Cookie
From the kitchen of Amber.
Cookies, nuts and other surprising goodies that help ward off heart disease.
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (I use all whole wheat pastry flour instead of part white and wheat)
- ¾ tsp. baking soda
- 1 ½ cups regular oats
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pitted dates
- 3 ozs. coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate or chips
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350. Melt 6 tbsp. butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar till smooth. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, oats, and salt. Combine the butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add the egg, the vanilla, plus the dates. Fold in the bittersweet chocolate. Mix well and spoon mixture by tablespoon-fulls out onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 11 mins. Cool on baking sheets.