Contributed by: NAPSA
Cookies Get Healthier With Whole Grains (NAPSA) - Whole grains are an important part of any healthy diet but often they're not the most tasty item on your daily menu. Once you've made the decision to add whole grains to your diet, the easiest place to start might be-perhaps surprisingly-with cookies. After all, who doesn't indulge in cookies? According to the new cookbook King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking, "Studies show that when American bakers turn on the oven, they're more likely to bake cookies than anything else."
"Our best hint: Let the baked cookies rest for 24 hours, at room temperature, before serving," says Susan Reid, editor of The Baking Sheet at King Arthur Flour. "This rest gives the bran a chance to soften, lessening the 'gritty' mouth-feel some folks get from whole wheat."
If you're looking for more ways to enjoy whole grains, give these a try:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly grease two baking sheets.
hisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and molasses, and stir into dry ingredients. Stir in melted butter. The mixture will seem dry at first, but keep mixing until the dough is evenly moistened. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and marshmallows.
Drop dough by tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets; bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until cookie edges are golden brown.
Remove cookies from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
Whole-Grain Cookie Tips
For more recipes and baking tips, visit www.kingarthurflour. com.
Serving Size: Makes 3 1/2 Dozen Cookies
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