Sometimes I like to try and substitute whole wheat flour for regular AP flour in my baking.
This can be difficult to do because a lot of the stone ground flour is thicker and sometimes lends a flavor that doesn't work well for most cakes and cookies. However, several months ago I won the King Arthur Whole Grain Baking Cookbook. I have been really wanting to try a recipe in it, and finally tried a recipe a month or so ago. I did the whole wheat oatmeal cookies.
I made some adjustments to the recipe because I didn't have all the ingredients, but they turned out GREAT! Can't wait to try more recipes from this cookbook! Maybe soon...I just got a Krups waffle maker at a thrift store for $6...looked it up and it's $52 online!
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter (I'm LOVING the Smart Balance mix these days!)
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups oats
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (called for traditional...I used white whole wheat, it's not as strong)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
2 cups of your choice of add ins...dried fruit, chips, candies, etc
Preheat to 350 F. Cream butter, sugar, soda, powder, salt, spices, and vanilla together. Beat in the gg. Add the flour, oats, and add-ins. Stir until mixed. Place dough on pans. Bake for 14 minutes or until slightly brown on the edges and soft in the middle. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.