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The Good For You Cookie

 

I haven’t met a cookie that was good for me and tasted good. Just saying.

Until now.

No, no, I understand that even a “healthier” cookie isn’t ever going to be “good for me”. I mean 100 calories of nothing but sugars and flour and fat- there’s pretty much NO nutritional value there. But at least I can share with you a cookie recipe that is BETTER for you! Complete with whole wheat flour and organic coconut oil (a healthy fat), these are the cookies you should be indulging in. If you’re going to be indulging in cookies that is….

 

Organic Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Pure Cane Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Organic Blonde Palm Sugar
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Water
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Sifted Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 4-6 oz Organic Chocolate Chips

 

 

Instructions:


 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line baking sheets with parchment paper or cover with baking spray
  • Add coconut oil and sugars to a mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Then add the egg, vanilla and water and mix until just blended.
  • Add the sifted flour, baking soda, and kosher salt to the bowl and beat until just blended.
  • Fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  • Drop half tablespoons onto baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 20-24 cookies depending on how big you think a tablespoon is…haha
  • Let cookies cool on wire rack, then EAT!

 

Now I personally like these cookies with peanut butter and chocolate morsels. But you can go a little crazy and throw in whatever you like. Dark chocolate, white chocolate chunks, nuts, dried fruit, etc.

Also, once I drop the half tablespoons onto the baking sheet I like to smoosh them (yes, I’m sure that’s a word) so that I ensure they come out with a pretty shape. …Don’t make fun of me, I’m a visual person. My food has to be pretty too πŸ˜€ At the end, I sprinkled the top with vanilla sugar to give it a snowy look for the holidays. I mean, come on. Texas sure ain’t going to get snow, my cookies might as well.

The best part of all is that my son LOVES these cookies and I’m much more comfortable giving him a cookie with whole wheat flour and coconut oil than the other kinds of cookies he may want. Also, this recipe has 2g of protein per serving, so that’s a plus as well.

And just for your reading pleasure, I’ve included a few sources about coconut oil and it’s health benefits as well as some great info about Coconut Palm Sugar as a sugar substitute. If you’re a research nerd like me, feel free to click away.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil: The Healthy Fat

Palm Sugar: A Healthy Sugar Substitute

 

I hope you enjoy these cookies! Feel free to comment and let me know what you think!

 

For a printable version:

The Good For You Cookie

The Good For You Cookie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Pure Cane Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Organic Blonde Palm Sugar
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Water
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Sifted Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 4-6 oz Organic Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line baking sheets with parchment paper or cover with baking spray
  2. Add coconut oil and sugars to a mixing bowl and mix together.
  3. Then add the egg, vanilla and water and mix until just blended.
  4. Add the sifted flour, baking soda, and kosher salt to the bowl and beat until just blended.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  6. Drop half tablespoons onto baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 20-24 cookies depending on how big you think a tablespoon is...haha
  7. Let cookies cool on wire rack, then EAT!
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