Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Delicious Treats

Just this week I was looking for a little something sweet to make and came across this recipe. It will work well for you ladies that are a bit more health conscience than I am and still be tasty enough for the rest of us! : )

Without further ado here is the recipe for health honey cookies (I did grab this recipe from a Penzeys One (fabulous spice company) catalog)

1 ½ cups flour                              ½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup ground flax seed                 ½ cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda                          2 eggs
½ tsp salt                                      2 TB milk
1 tsp cinnamon                              2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup applesauce                           2 ½ cups oatmeal (old fashioned or quick)
2 TB butter, softened                     2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup honey                                  1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. In large bowl beat the applesauce, butter, honey and sugars together until well blended. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Add flour, flax seed, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (I used a bit more than a tsp) and mix. Fold in or mix the oatmeal and then the chocolate chips. The dough will be moist. Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased (yes, you really should grease the cookie sheets, promise) cookie sheets and bake 10-11 minutes for chewy cookies or 12-14 minutes for crispier cookies. These cookies firm up very nicely after a day if you can restrain yourself from eating them all fresh out of the oven. : )

These cookies truly are delicious. I cooked them 14-16 minutes and they were quite brown- not burnt, just brown. However, crispy is not a term I would use for this cookie. It is more the texture of a cupcake and since we don’t live in a drier area I wasn’t able to try to leave them out so they could ‘firm’ up. It is just a forewarning that these don’t have the texture or ‘bite’ to them that a hard cookie would but they lack absolutely nothing in flavor- really and truly. Healthy or not your kids will gobble these up just as they would any other chocolate chip cookie. Just had to share since the recipe was fresh on my mind! Have a blessed afternoon. : )


mamabear said...

We'll make these for my sister-in-law's Fourth of July visit. They do really sound yummy. Thank you.

I have so much respect for you--no complaining about the uncomfortable aspects of the last six weeks of pregnancy. You're a champ!

I still think of you daily, wondering if your precious one has made his or her debut. Also praying that he or she takes to breastfeeding like a champ. So helpful when they dig right in! LOL

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