Sunday night I was craving something sweet (nothing new there) but had already had more than my fair share of mini Mounds and my husband's bag of peanut M&Ms (he doesn't know yet), so I wanted something a little on the healthier side. Healthier but super tasty of course.
I came across this recipe on Allrecipes.com for Crunchy Whole Wheat Cookies and had to try them. My husband loves the healthier cookies, especially when stashed in the freezer for a late-night chilled treat. (His latest faves are the day-old oatmeal raisin from Great Harvest or Hagermann's Bakehouse.) I personally love the healthier cookies because it means I can eat the first dozen out of the oven without feeling a titch of guilt.
In no time I whipped up the recipe (super easy) and had the first batch in the oven. After what seemed like an exceptionally long 10 minutes, I pulled them out. Holy cow, those babies were good! Keep in mind the recipe uses only whole wheat flour, so if you're not a fan, you probably won't like them. But for me they are the perfect late-night, guilt-free snack (okay, guilt-free if you eat like only 2 or 3). These whole wheat cookies are thin and boast a delicious combo of chewy and crisp; I can't wait to eat another dozen out of the freezer tomorrow!
(I apologize for the photo. Like I mentioned, it was late at night and I had a craving and I wasn't going to wait until the next morning and the perfect lighting to satisfy it!)
Printable recipe for crunchy whole wheat cookies below.
Note: Mine baked in about 9 minutes and I let them cool for 2 minutes on the pan before removing to a wire rack. Also, this made about 4 dozen cookies, half of which are in the freezer already to prevent me from eating them all in one sitting.
P.S. Words to Sweat By has a quick post on baking with whole wheat flour. Check it out!
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