What really makes them special is the addition of freshly grated nutmeg ...Mrs Goodfellow would have loved them! Everyone comments on the unique taste. I originally got the recipe from a neat little cookbook, called Recipes from the Moon, the "Moon" being The Horn of the Moon Cafe, described as Vermont's pioneering vegetarian restaurant.
Here's the recipe:
Chunky Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies
1 stick butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup (6 ounces) semisweet choc chips
1/2 cup (2 ounces) chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9-in square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. Cream butter and sugars together in a large bowl until fluffy. Stir in beaten egg and vanilla until well blended.
Sift all the remaining ingredients, except choc chips and walnuts, in a separate bowl. Add to the butter mixture and stir well. Blend in the choc chips and nuts until evenly mixed through the dough.
Press dough into pan, using hands or buttered spoon or rubber scraper to smooth evenly if necessary.
Bake for 15-20 min and cool on a wire rack when done. Cut into squares.
(Recipe can be doubled and made in a 13x9 pan).