All Purpose flour: 1 cup
Old fashioned/Rolled Oats: 1 cup
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder:1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter: 1 stick softened
Peanut Butter: 1/2 cup room temperature
Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup
White Sugar: 1/2 cup
Flax seeds: 1 tbsp ground with 3 tbsp water to replace a single egg.
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
Chocolate chips/raisins/cherry halves: 2-3 handfuls / 1 cup or more
In a small bowl,mix together flour,oats,baking powder,baking soda and salt.Preheat oven to 375F.Line a baking sheet with foil and keep it ready.
In another big bowl,cream together both the butters and sugars so that you obtain a creamy brown mix.To this add vanilla extract and flax seed paste /1 single egg.Blend well.Add the flour mix in batches and blend well after each addition to obtain a smooth soft and little bit sticky dough.Now fold in chocolate chips into the dough using hands.
Also once you pull the cookies out of the oven,let them cool on the baking sheet itself for not more than 2 minutes.Gently take them and place them on a plate/wire rack where they can cool completely.If you allow them to sit too much on the sheet,it may be difficult to remove them from the sheet and may break them.
You can frost the cookies with your choice of icing or serve as such.With little imagination,you can not only get a healthy combo of dry fruits and nuts and also perfect looking cookies.They taste better the next day as well.Store the cookies in an air tight container.Or if dough is remaining,freeze the dough for upto 2 months tightly covered in a plastic wrap.
Update on Dec 16th 2008,These cookies are also on way to Purvas Christmas Feast.
The warm cookies fresh from the oven are also going to Madhuram where she has accepted these to be included in the flax seed meal round up.