Healthy Chocolate and Nut Chunk Cookies


1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup rolled oats, ground in a food processor or blender until fine
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sticks or 1 unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
20 inches oz. premium dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into about ¾ chunks


Grind oats in a food processor or blender until fine. Combine the ground oats with the flour, rolled oats, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and lemon juice in another medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix until smooth. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture and blend well. Add the chocolate, nuts, dates and coconut to the dough and mix by hand until ingredients are well blended.
For the best results, chill the dough overnight in the refrigerator before baking the cookies.
Spoon rounded 1/4 cup portions onto an un greased cookie sheet. Place the scoops about 2 inches apart. Bake in a 350°F oven for 16-18 minutes or until cookies are light brown and soft in the middle. Store in a sealed container when cool to keep soft.


Great for adults and children.




Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:36am


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