After feeling sad and down for the last week after watching Food, Inc., I decided to perk my spirits up by baking cookies. If that can’t raise the happiness level, what can? Okay, lots of things, but I chose cookies!
I did a cookie exchange a few years ago and one of the recipes I ended up with was “I Can’t Believe These Are Healthy Cookies”. They have been my favorite ever since.
Firstly, you need to use all organic ingredients.
Without further ado…
I Can’t Believe These Are Healthy Cookies
Preheat oven to 325F
Baking Time: approx. 15 mins (I usually do around 17)
Makes: approx. 5 doz.
In a large bowl (I use my mixmaster), cream together until smooth:
1 cup of softened, unsalted butter
1/2 cup of Pure Agave Nectar
3 egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)
1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract (or maple extract) – I always use maple
In a separate bowl, combine:
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1/3 cup of flax seed meal
1 cup of Wheat Germ
1 cup of Brown Rice Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. sea salt
Stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture
1/2 cup of coconut
1/2 cup of unsalted sesame seeds
1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of pecans
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of almonds
1 cup of dark chocolate chips
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto non-greased cookie sheet and bake (I always make balls out of the cookie dough and then bake them that way or flatten them, depending on how I want to store them).
Make sure you let them cool for a minute or two before you remove them from the cookie sheet. Otherwise they’ll fall apart!
Well, there you have it. A nice, healthy recipe for cookies that are full of fibre and protein, and not just simple carbs!
Enjoy your Monday!
Here’s what the finished product looks like.