Friday, April 3, 2009

Cloudy Day Cookies

I'm on a quest to make healthy snacks for my kids that don't come in a box. This is a challenge! But today I found an already "healthy" chocolate chip cookie recipe that I made even healthier. Ready....set....go!

3/4 cup rolled oats
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/4 cup butter (most recipes call for at least a stick)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 T. ground flax seed plus 3 T water in place of the egg
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 and coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray
2. Grind oats in a blender or food processor. Add the protein powder and mix in blender with the oats. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. I put it in my kitchenaid. Add coconut oil, sugar, brown sugar, flax seed and water, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. With the mixer running, add the dry ingredients, beating on a low speed until combined. Add the chocolate chips.
4. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls at least 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time until firm around the edges and golden on top. About 10 minutes at higher altitude. Cool for a few minutes and then transfer to wire racks.

Typical chocolate chip cookies that you bake are around 200+ calories and 12 grams of fat.

These cookies are around 95 calories, 11 carbs, 5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams protein, and 1 gram of fiber. Or 2 weight watchers points.

They have a dense, nutty flavor and my kids loved them!


Lisa said...

Very interesting. Can you taste the coconut?

Em said...


Heidi said...

Can you use something other than coconut oil - I don't have any of that?