Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These chocolate chip cookies are one of our new favorites. They are simple and delicious! I took them to our family reunion a few weeks ago, and the kids even enjoyed them.

3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup of white wheat flour (you can use wheat)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of oil
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)

1. Take the butter out of the fridge so it starts to soften. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two baking sheets with spray or use silpats (We really like using silpats, it makes for extremely easy clean up. Also, it eliminates the use of parchment paper when baking!)

2. Using a food processor grind the oats. In a medium bowl combine the ground up oats, flour, baking soda and salt.

3. In a standing mixer beat softened butter until light and fluffy. Add oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat mixture on medium until smooth and creamy. Add the dry ingredients slowly while the mixer is running on low just until everything is combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

4. By the heaping teaspoon drop the dough onto the prepared sheets about an inch apart. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until they are firm around the edges and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies and transfer to wire cooling racks. Let the cookie sheets cool down between batches to ensure they do not cook too quickly.

What are some of your favorite dishes to take to family events? We are always looking for something new to try that everyone will enjoy!

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