We have a hard-fast rule in our house to never put whole wheat flour in dessert. Adam thinks that if you are going to make a dessert, you might as well do it right and use the most decadent ingredients you can find. This never includes wheat flour. That being said, I saw this recipe from one of my lovely friend's blogs who is a terrific cook, and I had to try them. I didn't tell Adam that they had whole wheat flour in them and had him try one. And then I had to fight him for the rest of the pan, because they were so delicious.
We have made them with chocolate chips, but the fudge bits (which were left over from these macarons), were such a fun and tasty little bonus to an already delicious cookie. If you have the time, I say "Go for it!" Good luck trying not to eat them all in one day...
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies with Fudge Chips
Cookies from here and fudge bits adapted from here
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
Prep the fudge bits first (see recipe below) a few hours before you make the cookie dough.
1 stick softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup wheat flour
1 Tbs wheat germ
1 3/8 cup rolled oats
fudge bits or regular boring chocolate chips
Cream the butter and sugars in a stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and mix. Add the vanilla and mix. Then add the baking soda, baking powder, salt, wheat flour and wheat germ, and mix. Add the oatmeal and mix until combined. Add the fudge chunks or chocolate chips and quickly mix for a few seconds. Roll into medium sized balls and bake at 350° for about 9 minutes or until thin and golden brown.
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs butter
Place the chocolate in a small glass or other heat-proof bowl Combine the cream and butter in a small pot over medium heat. Bring the cream mixture to a simmer, remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate to melt it. Let the mixture sit for a minute or so then whisk until it is thick. Pour into a plastic ziploc bag, and lay on its side in the fridge for a few hours. When it is hardened, cut the plastic bag off, and chop into small chunks. Add to the cookie dough.