Thursday, August 12, 2010

Healthy (-er) White Chocolate and Berry Cookies

I'm not going to lie. I'm a culinary genius.

(Update: Upon realization that I hadn't posted the recipe, I went back to my scribblings and realized that the changes weren't warranted to be labeled "genius". Chalk it up to excitement that I had warm cookies waiting for me and no boyfriend to eat them all up before I could share them (though I do wish he was here to share!). Recipe is at the bottom of page. The original recipe is here at this lovely blog:

Okay, so I may be riding high on my "I just created a cookie recipe for the first time in my life" feeling. But it's good.

Damn good.

In my attempts to eat healthy (read: eat healthy...-er...cookies), I created some cookies that still contain sugar, chocolate chips, and butter. but...LESS sugar, LESS chocolate chips (regretted that one), and LESS butter. And wheat germ. And whole wheat flour. And oats. I was going to try replacing eggs with applesauce but the applesauce looked and smelled like it had been awaiting for this moment for too long. It was tossed.

Anyways. This is how they turned out:

I took them out of the oven when they were still a little wet in the middle, as I prefer chewy cookies. I'm still waiting for them to cool. They may end up being awful when they cool. But I doubt it.

Anyways, if anyone wants a cookie tomorrow just come by my office. They will be waiting eagerly to be consumed. I will be waiting eagerly for other people to eat them so that I don't eat all 18 myself (but that would be okay...because they are healthy (-ish)).

And, of course, as a scientist, I must provide acknowledgements at the end of my presentation:

~ Thanks to Mara for the inspiration by providing freshly picked raspberries.

~ A huge round of applause for the lovely Sascha for setting this blog up for us to share our adventures. I've changed the width of the blog to accommodate larger pictures...and in doing so messed up the title. Can't figure out how to fix that. Oops.

~ And a big hug to Maria and Alana, who won't be able to try these cookies due to the minor issue of distance.

Recipe for Healthy (-er) White Chocolate and Berry Cookies

Makes about 18 good sized-cookies

2.5 oz melted butter
2.5 oz oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
2 cups oats (roughly)
2 cups of whole wheat flour
4 Tbs wheat germ (roughly)
Freshly picked berries
White chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Melt butter
  • Whisk in oil, brown sugar, eggs and mix
  • Stir in baking soda, baking powder, salt, oats, flour, wheat germ. Add more oats until it's thick.
  • Throw in handfuls of white chocolate chips
  • Drop spoonfuls of mix on an ungreased pan (I put 9 cookies on each pan)
  • Give each dollop a little dent in the middle, put some berries on the top
  • Bake until only the centre seems a little wet (Not sure how long this was. In my best estimation: anywhere between 5 and 12 minutes)


  1. Ok seriously! You just about made me fall off my chair. I was no longer sure I was reading OUR blog. If you find your house has been broken into tomorrow but mysteriously nothing valuable is missing...check the cookie jar!! Eek

  2. Brilliant on adding yourself as an author. I had never even clicked on that tab! The cookies look delish. Linnea, when you break in, save some cookies for me. :)

  3. Take the cookies!! Leave the fabric. :)

  4. on this Tuesday afternoon, these cookies have made me drool....this is slightly inappropriate as i am at the office. how embarrassing... ;)

    huzzah for the genius (yes - i think it's justified!) Kim Ong!!