Saturday, June 20, 2009

White & Dark Chocolate Date Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup quick oats
4 tbsp. ground flaxseed (optional)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup firmly-packed dark brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup coarsley chopped semisweet white chocolate
1/2 cup coarsley chopped semisweet dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two cookie sheets. Mix first five ingredients together in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in oatmeal mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about two inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake until brown, about 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Transfer cookies to rack and cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes about 2 dozen.