Nothing like a chocolate chip cookie to put a smile on your face (especially a guilt-free cookie with healthy ingredients). Note that I used coconut sugar (I found it at Whole Foods Market, but Healthy Alternatives in Florence, KY also has it) in this recipe. It's starting to become the new best healthy sugar because of its low glycemic index. It doesn't taste like coconut and is dark like sucanat. I've used it a couple times for baking so far and have been pleased. I had a friend visiting a couple weekends ago and she used it in her coffee and liked it.

Whole wheat chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Ingredients:
• 1/4 Cup oat flour
• 1 Cup whole-wheat flour
• 1/2 Teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
• 1/2 Teaspoon salt
• 1/4 Cup whole grain oats (or gluten-free oats)
• 1/4 Cup butter, softened
• 1/4 Cup olive oil
• 2/3 Cup coconut sugar (or sucanat)
• 1 Large farm-fresh egg
• 1 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 Cup dark chocolate chips
• Add chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts- optional

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with wax paper (for easy cleanup).
2. In a medium bowl and stir together oat and whole-wheat flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add oil, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and creamy. With the mixer running, add the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined.
4. Stir in chocolate chips.
5. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls, at least 1 inch apart, onto the baking sheet. Bake cookies until golden, about 10-13 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a cooling rack.

Tipoftheday Try this cookie recipe, too!