Monday, December 7, 2009

Cooking With Kat: The Healthiest of Cookies

So sorry for the delay in posting, everyone! But don't you worry, I've got some good posts swimming around in my head that I will try to get into the computer in the near future. One of these such posts will talk about a new sort of leaf I am turning over, relating to being healthier. This post is a by-product of this new type of thinking.

A healthy cookie.

Like REALLY healthy.

And, it actually tastes good. I'm for real. Now, it's not like a sugar filled choc chip, but it's good, and good for you! (-:

I found this recipe in my new favorite magazine. And let me say, I had buyer's remorse on this magazine until it actually arrived. A magazine salesperson came to my apartment and I totally caved and bought a TWO YEAR subscription, and spent way too much money. BUT, after it arrived, I've decided it was totally worth it.

So, what magazine is it you ask? I'm so glad you did...

Natural Health. It. Is. Fabulous.

They even have Blue Buffalo advertising in it, and I LOVE Blue Buffalo! (

Anyway, I digress. So, I was looking through this wonderful magazine, and found some Christmas cookie recipes.


The one I decided to try is the oatmeal chocolate chip recipe. And apparently the photo is fuzzy so I don't think you could read it. Sigh. So, here are the ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup organic evaporated cane juice crystals (easily found at Whole Foods)
1 egg
1 teas vanilla
1 Tbs honey
1 Tbs olive oil
1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted (I actually missed the whole sifting part)
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts salt
1 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 cup dark choc chips, semi-sweet

So, here's whatcha do!

Mix the applesauce and the cane juice crystals in your handy dandy mixer. Once those are mixed, add the egg, vanilla, honey, and olive oil and mix well.

Then, in a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Mix those and then slowly combine with the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Oh, here's what Mark was doing while I was making the cookies. The Texas/Nebraska game was on TV, and he was hooked. Here he is, making a goofy face.

Anyway, back to the kitchen. So, you mix the ingredients together and then mix in the chocolate chips. I used dark chocolate chips, I don't know if they were semi-sweet, but they are yummy!

Then, you take small spoons and put it on parchment paper on a baking sheet. I used the batch to get about 30 cookies. In the magazine, the cookies looked flat, so I think I needed to flatten the cookies before baking them. So, you might want to flatten them - I think I will next time.

Then you bake them at 350 for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are crisp.

You guys, these cookies are GOOD and GOOD FOR YOU!!!

If you make 30 cookies, each cookie will have 66 calories, 2 grams fat, 2 grams protein, and 2 grams fiber, and 12 grams carbs. WOO!!!!!

So, here's our taste tester:

He even liked them, too! They are filling, don't give you a sugar rush, and have things like cinnamon which are really healthy. WOO!!!!

What do you think?



  1. I'll have to try those out, I am always trying to find healthier ways of eating non-healthy foods.
    My husband was engrossed in the Texas/Nebraska game too.

  2. I love Natural Health magazine! Good choice! The cookies look really good! I usually use Tropical Source chocolate chips. Dairy free, you know how I am about dairy!

  3. awesome I'm so trying this recipe. and it's so funny but that's exactly the face Mr. A was making during the Texas Nebraska game.

  4. I think I need to try these!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Awesome! I will have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It reminds me of a pancake recipe I have except it includes oats and cottage cheese, sounds gross...but its really good!

  6. These sound delish! And just in time for my holiday cookie marathon, too...Listen, I wanted to thank you soooooooo much for stop­ping by on my Spe­cial SITS Day. It’s taken me a while to get back, but I hope to see you around the blo­gos­phere again soon!

  7. They sound wonderful!! I'll have to try them. Thanks for sharing!!!


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