Sunbutter Surprise Cookies for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

May 15, 2014 in Desserts, Gluten Free, Vegan Recipes

  Delectable Grain Free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – with a surprise inside. 

Sunbutter Surprise Chocolate Chip Cookies

To be filed under “Like You Need An Excuse: May 15th is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I thought I’d share my favorite heath-packed (AND delicious) chocolate chip cookies. Look at that lovely plate above. Just what you think of when “Chocolate Chip Cookies” comes to mind, yes?

And then, just below the surface, lurks THIS:

What? How did this get inside my chocolate chip cookie? And why is it still unsettlingly delicious?!

Do not adjust your monitor. Those cookies really are deep emerald green in the middle. With zero artificial dyes or any other such ingredients.

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Flourless Sesame Almond Cookies Recipe

January 14, 2013 in Desserts, Gluten Free, Healthy Fare, Vegan Recipes

You won’t miss the flour. Not even a little bit.

Sesame Cookies

Flourless Sesame Almond Cookies

“Healthy” and “cookies” are two words that don’t play well together. Usually.

No White Flour. No White Sugar. That’s my mantra for 2013. My Fabulous co-blogger and daughter Anne is also not a white flour fan. But we do happen to be cookie fans. . .  so . . .

The Challenge: make a flavorful crispy cookie with no flour and no white sugar. Extra curveballs: make it vegan and make it gluten free. I am happy to report success! The recipe was inspired by gluten-free blogger Elana at Elana’s pantry. I tweaked the taste of her Sesame Cookies by adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder, and some almond extract, with an almond on top. Triple the almond goodness! The cocoa powder does not add a strong chocolatey flavor, just richness.

Almond flour fits the bill perfectly – and makes rich, flavorful cookies that are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside.

Healthy, but still sinful tasting.

I know. You’re Welcome.

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Healthy High-Protein Low-Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

July 1, 2010 in Desserts, Healthy Fare

Here’s an idea for all you moms out there trying to come up with healthy snack summer recipes for the kiddos in response to the constant refrain: “Mom, I’m hungry!” (Or for anyone else looking for rich sugar-free treats!)

These cookies are so surprisingly delicious that you will forget that they’re actually good for you. I promise. These cookies are packed with high-protein ingredients: an egg, almond butter, tofu, whole wheat flour, and oats. Seriously, we should all eat more oats, shouldn’t we? These cookies rival the high-fat, high-white sugar versions that are part of American snack time cuisine and culture. They are that good.

Keep the cookie jar packed with these healthy little gems. You may even catch yourself saying “Kids – please eat more cookies!”

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