Many people say cookies are made with ingredients high in calories. But it’s not always the case. Here are some healthy cookie recipes, stated in this article, which you can take a look at, and enjoy eating them to the fullest.
Cookies are an all-time favorite snack, no matter what time of the day you have them. The flavor and variance it is baked with, they leave our taste buds lured all day long. On a personal note, sweet dishes like cookies and cakes reminds me of occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving, wherein the whole atmosphere at one’s home is lit up with joy and feasting. Not all sweet dishes are easy to cook, but preparing some healthy cookies from scratch is absolutely an easy task!
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is one amongst all those healthy oatmeal cookie recipes which makes use of whole wheat flour instead of white flour. Which means, the cookies tend to be more filling in terms of calorie consumption. Moreover, this healthy recipe also uses applesauce, cutting down on around 190 calories at least.
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1¼ cup applesauce
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3 cups oats (rolled oats or quick oats)
To begin with this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe, all you have to do at first is mix 1 egg, some sugar and applesauce altogether in a bowl or a container. Next add flour, oats (quick or rolled) and the measured amount of baking powder in the container above. Mix everything thoroughly. Now add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the above content, take cookie sheets and drop spoonfuls of dough onto it.
In an oven, you will have to bake the dough at a temperature of 375°F for about ten minutes. Rather, you can bake it until the cookies turn brown at the bottom. Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven using a spatula, and place all of them on a plate to cool off. The measured ingredients used in this recipe will batch out at least a dozen healthy oatmeal cookies, each containing 110 calories approximately.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is one of those healthy chocolate chip cookie recipes which has a traditional darker appearance towards its end. Also, the best part of having this cookie is with peanut butter, which happens to be a good combination in general.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt (fine grain)
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
To make this recipe taste best amongst all the other healthy peanut butter cookie recipes, following the simple instructions is necessary. First preheat the oven to 350°F, so that you save time once everything is ready to be baked.
Now, in a medium-sized bowl, add baking soda, flour and some salt, and mix them all together. In another bowl, a little larger in size, add the maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla and peanut butter, and now mix all of them well. Keep stirring until the whole mixture is combined properly. Next, over the peanut butter mixture, pour the flour mixture and beat it well. Sit the whole mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. Later on, drop a heap of tablespoons onto the baking cookie sheets and press them gently with a fork. Keep the sheets into the oven for baking. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, remove them, cool them, and then you can have them with your delightful peanut butter.
Baking sugar cookies is one of the most exciting recipes to learn, because they, of course, taste delicious, and the best part is they can be cut into fancy shapes and sizes, having fancy colors too. This is one of those healthy sugar cookie recipes that kids would certainly enjoy to work on and also eat!
- ¾ cup butter (margarine is fine too)
- cup white sugar (granulated)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
In a large mixing bowl, pour butter and sugar, and beat both the ingredients until creamy. Next, in the same mixture, beat in vanilla and eggs too. Now, in another bowl, combine baking powder, flour and some salt. Mix them well and gradually add the mixture of sugar and butter into it. Blend it thoroughly so that a soft dough is formed eventually. Cover the entire bowl with a plastic sheet and refrigerate it for either 3 days or deep freeze it for 2 hours.
When you wish to use it, bring the dough to a room temperature and pour a heap of it on the cookie sheet. Get hold of a cookie cutter and cut out the cookies with your free hand into fancy shapes and sizes. If you wish to give an extreme sugary taste, you can sprinkle granulated sugar on the unbaked cookies. This is a good way of preparing snacks for a kids’ get-together or a birthday party.
Place the cookie sheets in the oven at a temperature of 390°F, and bake it for about 8 to 12 until it is slightly brown. Remove the baked cookies from the oven and serve immediately. If you wish to store the sugar cookies for a few days, make sure you store it in airtight containers.
(Of all the healthy cookie recipes this sugar recipe produces the highest yield, about 3 dozen delicious sugar cookies from the scratch.)
All the cookie recipes mentioned here are not at all high in calories. And even if they were (c’mmon you are eating a piece of a cookie not a piece of celery)!!