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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers

I first made these cookies about a year ago...and maybe once since then.  Mr. Flip Flop is the lover of oatmeal cookies... where I have been obsessed with decorating sugar cookies.  The last few episodes of cookie baking have all been sugar cookies and decorative icing.  So as he was on the road home, I decided I wanted the house to smell like warm oatmeal cookies when he arrived.  What else is more welcoming???

Here's the link to the recipe, and the photos are from this batch.  The first thing he did was sit in his comfy chair and inhale 1/2 dozen of these cookies!  Yes, it's true - six cookies down the hatch.  He had seemed all grumpy when he got home (it's a 6 hour drive and he didn't stop for lunch...uh oh) but by the time my cookies had worked their magic and he had a brief nap, he came into the kitchen for kisses and hugs.  I should rename these Magical Happy Cookies.

While I wouldn't term them "healthy" cookies - they are made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal.  I deem them "healthier" than the standard cookie...but, still, you know there is butter and sugar in the blend!  Chocolate is medicinal, so, "healthier" cookies!  This batch has both semi-sweet chocolate chunks as well as milk chocolate chips.  They really are delicious.

After a nice (early) steak dinner with sides of baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, crescent rolls, and fresh pineapple chunks for dessert, all was well in his world again.  He sighed in contentment and we curled up on the couch together to watch Criminal Minds.  What?  Doesn't sound romantic?  Serial murderers and other horrible stuff?  You're right, it isn't, but we both like the show and it's too scary for me to watch while he's out of town.  So, we had two DVR'd and it made for a good Saturday night of viewing.  It's always good when Mr. Flip Flop is home.  He told me the ladies at work think he's like a burnt marshmallow - all crusty on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside.  That is such the absolute truth! 

Glad to have my gooey guy home :-)

Bon Appetit, Yall!!!




  1. Wow, these look like they are perfectly chewy - love that they are whole wheat! Great job.

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