Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I realized last night that I have been a horrible wife. I haven't made my husband any homemade cookies in quite some time. I've made dinners and health foods and nut butters...but no good ole' chocolate chip cookies. Since Jeff has midterms next week and has been studying his butt off every night, I thought these would cheer him up-I think it worked (for about the 5 minutes they took to eat, then he realized he had to continue studying).
While these aren't the healthiest thing around, they are much healthier than the normal chocolate chip cookie. Why? I used 1 cup of whole-wheat flour and 1 cup of rolled oats!
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  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
-First, mix the brown sugar and granulated sugar together. Next, cream the sugar with the softened butter. Add in the egg, vanilla and milk and mix until smooth. -In a separate bowl, mix the whole-wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. -Mix the dry mixture into the wet until blended well. Once smooth, stir in the oats and the chocolate chips. -Grease a cookie sheet and place the cookie dough onto the sheet (use a teaspoon if you like smaller cookies and a tablespoon for larger). -Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes (I baked mine for about 13 minutes and they are perfectly chewy).
My cookie making abilities haven't been great since living on Long Island. Since our oven is broken, every cookie I have tried to bake usually completely burns after 3 minutes in the oven. But finally, I think I have figured out our oven! All I have to do is lower the heat 100 degrees and watch them constantly until perfectly browned. After eating another one of these this afternoon Jeff said to me, "Cait, these are the best cookies you've made yet!" Whoohoo, I made the hubs happy (which is one of my ultimate goals in life :).
Does your grandmother or mom always have a go-to cookie recipe that they are pros at making? I think this recipe just may be mine. In years down the road I can see myself making these for my kids and grandchildren. I love picturing that.


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