Dana and I are trying to ease up on the white flour and refined sugar, but it's hard sometimes to do without creating "cardboard" tasting foods. He asked me to find an oatmeal cookie recipe that had no sugar and used whole wheat flour. I wasn't completely successful finding one, so I took a standard oatmeal cookie recipe and made some modifications last night. I'm sure that in time, these can be further polished to taste even better. Now, if you're expecting a white-flour tasting cookie, you may be disappointed...but it's quite a complex layering of flavors, with a hint of "graham-crackery" taste in the background. They're full of fiber and extraordinarily good for you, if cookies can be considered good for you!
Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, baking powder, Splenda, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and oats together. Add butter, eggs, vanilla. Stir in remainder of ingredients.
Place walnut-sized balls of dough on greased cookie sheet, and flatten (where it's whole wheat, they don't spread without some help). I also smoothed the edges with my fingers so that they wouldn't be so bad to crumble.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer gently to a wire rack to finish the cooling process. These will do best if you don't flatten them to any more than 1/3 inch thick. They'll have a chewy, dense texture...and if you like whole grain foods, I'm guessing you'll really be pleased with the taste of these.
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