Thursday, May 22, 2008

Whole wheat what?

Ok. So I got this recipe from my friend and these cookies are DE-lish! AND guilt-free. Well...any good cookie has got to have butter and sugar in it right? Let me know if you have any ideas to make them even healthier (but let's keep them tasty ok).

Kristin’s Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 stick of butter (1/2cup)
1/2 cup Crisco
1 large egg
1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup oatmeal
*1/3 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips or chunks
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 F
Mix sugars, butter/crisco and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, oatmeal, wheat germ, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on a wire rack.
*If you don’t have wheat germ change wheat flour to 2 cups.
Note: My friend actually does 2 sticks of butter (instead of crisco) but dividing the butter with crisco makes a better cookie texture/less greasy for me. So it's whatever you like.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Chicken Pockets

I found this recipe at Cooking with Hilary. We have made these twice already. We bake half of the recipe and freeze the other half for later. We also tried baking all of them, them freezing them once they're baked to take in lunches. Check out the blog link above to find other great freezable meals.

Chicken Pockets

1 8 oz. Pkg. cream cheese (softened)
1/4 Cup chopped green onions
3 Cups chicken pieces
1 Can cream of chicken soup
Bread Crumbs
2 Cans Refrigerator crescent rolls

Combine chicken, cream cheese, and onions. Pinch together two rolls and a spoonful of chicken mixture. Seal edges tightly. Brush with melted margarine and roll in bread crumbs. Put into bag and freeze.

When thawed, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (until golden brown). Heat cream of chicken soup and enough milk for desired consistency for gravy. Pour gravy over each roll.