Thursday, May 22, 2008

tasty

So for the past few months we've been using our wheat grinder to grind wheat for our bread, and that, along with reading this book has made me want to try and reduce refined flours and sugars and such. I'm not really up to a complete overhaul, being a sugar fiend, but I would like to take baby steps to a healthier, less refined (does that make it more boorish?) diet. To that end, I thought I'd try making cookies with whole wheat flour. I found this recipe for whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. It makes a crispy cookie, but they are quite good and got thumbs up from the kids, David & I. Yes, it still has refined sugars, but at least the flour is whole wheat. Like I said, baby steps.

4 comments:

Debra said...

Good for you! I need to make the same goal to reduce our boorish sugar/flour intake. I've done cookies quite a number of times with whole-wheat. They're pretty good. I don't notice much of a difference other than they're a tad drier. I could probably mess around with the recipe to moisten them up. Now, what to replace the sugar with?

mindy said...

exactly...i'm going to look around and ask my sister. some people use honey and such. i'll let you know if i find anything good!

TMP said...

I highly recommend the cookbook King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking. My mom gave me this book for Christmas and almost everything I've baked since then has come from this book. They have awesome recipes for just about every kind of baked good; I've had somewhat mixed results with the cookies but everything else has been excellent. They have great ideas and tips for using all kinds of whole grains.

mindy said...

Thanks for the recommendation, TMP. I'll see if I can find that.