Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar (brown sugar savers)
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup raisins or chopped dried apricots
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. In large mixer bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar until well blended. Add egg, water and vanilla and beat well. Gradually beat mixture into shortening mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Using dough scoop, drop dough onto prepared cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.

Yields about 5 dozen cookies

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