Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Healthy Cookies Revisited

Second batch, perfect!
So, years ago I posted a healthy cookie recipe. I was thinking about it today, so I dug it out and revised it a bit. Results? Delicious. First batch out of the oven were a bit spherical, but still good. Second batch I smashed with the bottom of a glass before baking, and they turned out perfectly.

First batch, spherical cookies.
The cookie is quite dense, but perfectly moist. Just call it substantial. Here's the revised recipe.

Healthy Oatmeal-Chocolate-Nutty-Crasin Cookies

1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 small banana, mashed
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups white flour (I didn't have wheat, but use it if you have it)
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 T milled flax
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup crasins

Preheat oven to 375, and line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone liners.

Combine coconut oil, brown sugar, applesauce, and vanilla in mixer. Add vanilla and egg, beating till combined.

Add flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, and flax. Fold in chocolate chips, almonds, crasins, and any other add-ins that you like. I think coconut would be fantastic, as would any combination of nuts.

Scoop dough onto cookie sheet. I made mine extra big to be almost meal-worthy. Like I said above, press cookies with the bottom of a glass (lightly greased) or the palm of your hand, or they will end up as cookie balls. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, and eat several while the chocolate is still melty (that part hasn't changed at all).

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