Monday, March 5, 2012

Chocolate Chunck Healthy Crunch Everything cookies :)

Okay so this is a recipe that I have kicked around for ages: Dorinda's Everything cookies.  These have been through a few quite a few modifications over the years as our family tastes have changed.  This morning I decided to try and tweak these again to include some 'healthier' whole food options.

These are a bit of a pricey cookie if you use the organic ingredients I did so save them for a special occasion or feel free to substitute for anything on the original recipe list.  Keep in mind that baking your own cookies is ALMOST ALWAYS cheaper and healthier than store bought cookies witch are loaded with gross things like corn syrup, rendered pig's fat, and preservatives. YUK!!

Chocolate Chunk Healthy Crunch Everything Cookies:
2 1/4cups whole wheat flour (original recipe called for unbleached flour)
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (original recipe called for quick oats)
2 cups brown sugar
1 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt
1/2 cup unsalted almond butter (original recipe called for 1/2 cup peanut butter)

1/2 cup butter softened (original recipe called for 1cup butter)
1 med banana mashed (not in original recipe)
2 teas vanilla
2 organic cage free eggs (original recipe called for just plain ol' eggs)
1 cup chopped raw walnuts (original recipe called for 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds)
2 bars (3.5oz) each organic dark chocolate chopped into chunks (original recipe called for 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips)
1 cup shredded coconut

These are RICH, decadent, soft cookies with a great nutty, crunchy texture.  Hope you try them :)


byumomof4 said...

yum! i have a very similar recipe that calls for wheat germ... meanwhile, do you taste that mashed banana or does it just sweeten?

dotoner said...

I think you can taste the banana a little but it is not overwhelming - you could always try applesauce :)