With a combination of rolled oats, whole wheat pastry flour and all-purpose flour, these cookies strike a nice balance between whole-grain virtue and traditional flavor. If you want to really boost the flavor, try making them with our DIY Ghee instead of regular butter. It takes the flavor and texture to a whole new level. You can change these cookies in any number of ways–substitute raisins or dried cherries for the chocolate chips, use different nuts, etc. Have fun with it!
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter OR DIY Ghee, softened
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup rolled (old-fashioned) oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Combine butter or ghee and sugars in a large bowl; beat with a mixer until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Whisk together the flours, oats, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat until thoroughly combined. Fold in the chips and nuts. Chill mixture 30 minutes to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 16 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Cool 2 minutes on pans. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen
A touch of whole wheat pastry flour boosts the nutrition in these classic cookies.