Maple Syrup Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Are you like me and just love the sound of anything with maple syrup in the name of it? I am a serious maple syrup addict! I get mine from Sam’s Club and its even organic! Anyway, we are also huge chocolate chip cookie fans and I usually make them with honey. However, recently my husband has started developing heartburn when he eats honey (who knows?) so I decided to make a new recipe that uses maple syrup. And let me tell you, it was a slam dunk hit! We love them! And the consistency is perfect!!!
So, a little backstory here on the cookies…I use 100% whole wheat flour that I freshly grind. However, I know most people probably don’t do that, so I recommend using Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Flour. You can get it from Wal-Mart and it is phenomenal! You could also use unbleached all-purpose flour or 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 all-purpose. I don’t really recommend it, but your preference of course is what matters!
I use pink Himalayan sea salt for salt. I do recommend it so much! Its still full of goodness, taste and minerals unlike highly processed salts (even sea salts). If they’re white, then they’re heavily processed!
Anyway, here is the recipe we have come up with after many trials. Its so yummy!
1/2 cup oil or butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. pink salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups oats (old-fashioned or quick)
1/2-1 cup nuts
1/2-3/4 pkg. special dark chocolate chips
Cream together the oil/butter, maple syrup, eggs. Add baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add flour and oats, then stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by spoonful’s onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until golden but not dry. Enjoy! These are soooo tasty!