Sweet and satisfying cookie recipes

By: Health Local Staff Sep 25, 2013
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Cookie Recipes

Here are a couple cookie recipes that will help keep inflammation at bay and your blood sugar levels in check.

Your love for cookies doesn’t have to end just because you are trying to reduce the sugar from your diet. Sweetness can be captured without so much sugar using dried fruits and other ingredients.

Here are a couple cookie recipes that will keep inflammation at bay, blood sugar levels in check and keep your doctor very happy.

Cherry and Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c whole grain pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c brown sugar (tightly packed)
  • ¼ c granulated sugar
  • ¼ c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ c rolled oats
  • ¾ c dried cherries (dried cranberries or blueberries may be substituted)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While oven is heating, spray two large cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a small bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Mix and set aside. In a large bowl combine the following ingredients – brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Stir ingredients until all are well blended. Add the dry flour bowl ingredients and stir until mixed. Add the rolled oats and dried cherries and stir until folded.

Using a teaspoon, drop the batter in rounded balls about two inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Once removed from the oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes before removing from the baking sheet.

Magnificent Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 c whole grain flour (pastry flour)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (more depending on preference)
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cloves (ground)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • ¼ c unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ c vegetable oil
  • ¼ c molasses
  • 2 large egg whites (toss the yolks)

Directions

Warm the oven to 350 degrees and coat two large cookie sheets with low-cal spray.

In a glass bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and salt. In a larger-sized bowl combine sugar, applesauce, oil, molasses and the egg whites. Mix the ingredients by hand or using a mixer. Beat for one minute or until the ingredients are combined well. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until all has been added and the mixture is a dough-like consistency.

Using a tablespoon, drop balls of dough onto the cookie sheet approximately one inch apart. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are a nice light brown color. Allow the cookies to cool for two minutes before placing them on a rack to cool completely.

Tip: If this is your first time making the molasses cookies, be sure to check the cookies after 8 minutes of baking so see if the cookies are done. When using molasses, overbrowning can be common.

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