Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a healthy cookie that is really good

I happily was able to try this recipe over the weekend. I've been on the lookout for a healthier cookie--not just throwing in a little whole wheat flour into a regular cookie recipe--but a few steps beyond that. This is it! It is shockingly delicious for a cookie with no butter and no refined white (or brown for that matter) sugar (it is sweetened entirely with maple syrup and dark chocolate).
And about these chips. The recipe calls for dark chocolate chips and I'm so glad I followed that direction. These are the Ghirardelli 60% cocoa bittersweet chips. They are giant! And so yummy. One note--I was a bit enthusiastic with my half cup measurement and it turned out to be a few too chips than the dough could hold. Next time I'll use a scant half cup.
One thing I was unsure about when I read the original post was that weird ball shape that the cookies bake into. They don't spread at all! But actually the round ball turns out to be quite an engaging shape to bite into. It's not bugging me at all.
And the flavor? They are mildly sweet with a delicious hint of cinnamon and of course the dark chocolate is a delight as always. Even my little boys like them and call them " the healthy cookies." This is one I can feel very good about putting in the teen lunches and my own.

9 comments:

Annie said...

That is so funny- I was planning to blog about making the same cookies from the same recipe later today... We made them last night and they are so, so good. I've been really trying to cut back on the sugar around here lately and they do seem like a good alternative. No refined sugar but still satisfying for the sweet tooth. We'll definitely make them again, I think.

melissa s. said...

mmmm! i have a huge jar of unsweetened carob chips that i mistakenly bought awhile back. the kids hate them, but i'm thinking they might go for them in cookie form. wish me luck ;-)

jessica said...

I made those cookies as well last weekend and I am certainly putting them in a frequent rotation! They were delicous and healthy...which is often hard to find. Next time I'll take your advice and use the dark chocolate!!!

Leslie said...

those look amazing!!!

Kelli said...

YUMMR. I am on a 10 day fruit and veggie detox diet, then I add fish for the next 10 days (oh and theres protein powder throught all of the 20 days) so this looks like something I should make after the 20 days. Yummr. I am so hungry for bread, sweets, meat, junk. This is a way better choice. thanks for the great post and all your nice words by email. Kyler is doing great

estrellazul said...

I will do them !!

RUBICITA said...

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Kelli said...

I made these cookies this weekend. THEY WERE SO GOOD. I am such a junk food junkie but am trying to change my ways. Because I dont get much sleep I have resorted to eating alot of sugar to keep me going. WRONG WRONG WRONG. so that cookie/sweets habit has become a habit. I made these cookies packaged them up in two to a snack ziplock baggie and put them in the freezer, hoping I wouldnt eat them all at once. Well they are just as good frozen. hehe. They are my new yummr healthy cookie. Thanks!

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