Recipe by Vino Girl
From Health, January 2008. I made these with dried figs (soaked thoroughly in water) in place of the dates. Very chewy and delicious cookies and plenty sweet.
Top Review by Catfuzz
This is a delicious cookie recipe even if you don't have the whole wheat flour. I thought I had the WW on hand, but was able to use the all purpose for both flour portions instead. I am sure that the nutrition changed because of that. I also used a mixed dried fruit in place of the figs. The batter seems dry, and does not stick together very well, but the cookies turned out fine. They are very flavorful, and I appreciate the recipe.
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup whole wheat flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 cups oats
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pitted dates
- 3 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Remove from heat and add brown sugar.
- Stir until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, oats, and salt.
- Combine the butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add egg, vanilla, and chopped dates.
- Fold in bittersweet chocolate.
- Mix well and spoon mixture by tablespoon-fulls out onto lightly greased (or silicone baking mat–covered) baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes, until tops are dry to the touch.