My little guy had his seventh birthday just recently and we are at a school that still allows parents to send homemade treats (love that!). I know that birthdays only come once a year, but when there are 17 kids in the class that is a lot of birthday cake. I just cringe thinking of all the nasty ingredients, hydrogenated oils and artificial colors in the bakery cakes.
I decided to step out on a limb and try adapting a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe to use white whole wheat flour and use rapadura in place of brown sugar and white sugar. They looked and tasted delicious to me, but the true test was sending them in to a group of 7 years olds who are used to having white flour, white sugar laden treats. Would they reject these as inferior?
Nope, these cookies passed with flying colors. Everyone ate them right up and there weren’t even any crumbs left over! They are even husband approved, and he is not afraid to say when a whole wheat treat is not up his alley. :)