Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
These are very good, you can double the complete recipe if desired.
- 3⁄4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil or 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄3 cup white sugar
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1⁄2 cup walnuts (optional)
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a baking sheet/s.
- Grind 3/4 cup rolled oats in a blender or food processor, then transfer to a medium bowl.
- Add in flour, cinnamon (if using) baking soda and salt; mix to combine.
- In a bowl beat butter until fluffy.
- Add in oil, both sugars, egg, vanilla and maple extract; beat until smooth an creamy.
- Add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Add in chocolate chips and nuts (if using).
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
- Bake (one sheet at a time) until firm around the edges and golden on top (about 12-15 minutes).
- Cool cookies for 2 minutes on sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Followed the recipe with cinnamon but no nuts. They flattened great. I noticed the bigger I made the cookie, the softer they were, but also more prone to breaking. Next time I make them, I will do a little more cinnamon and vanilla.
I loved the taste, and so did the kids! They did not flatten like the recipe even though I followed all details. They were rather hard too. Hmmm. We love the cinnamon flavor!! I don't feel like I am cheating when I eat these. That's dangerous.
This recipe is a keeper! I doubled the recipe, but omitted the maple extract because we didn't have any on hand but used about 1T. real maple syrup instead. I also omitted the cinnamon and nuts because of preference. I also used whole wheat pastry flour because that's what I had on hand. All considered, the flavor was rich and wonderful. The cookie spread as it baked so it looked like those pictured. Next time I double the recipe, I'll use less chocolate chips - maybe 1 1/4 cups total because the cookie was really sweet with a total of 2 cups semisweet choc chips. I'll be making this again for sure. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Kitten!