I love cookies.

Chewy and soft oatmeal cookies are my favourites.

But margarine, butter and processed sugars are not my favourite things to eat so I try to stay away from cookies as much as I can.

So the other night, when Karl and I were craving cookies, I decided to try making a healthier version of chewy and soft oatmeal cookies.

 

I have tried a few healthy cookie recipes but none of them were fantastic.

But! These guys are as close as I have come to the real deal so far!

They are quite chewy and even have a buttery taste to them!

Might be a winner in your house too!

Imagine being able to eat cookies on a weekly basis…. mouahaha!

Enjoy my lovelies!

xox

Alex

Recipe inspired from: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/coconut-macadamia-nut-cookies-10000000222527/

Course: Dessert    Yield: 18 servings    Prep Time: 15 mins    Cook Time: 15 mins  


Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 Cup of quick oats
  • 3/4 Cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 Cup of chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup of melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoon of water
  • 2 Tablespoon of honey
  • a pinch of himalayan salt

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, cranberries, shredded coconut, macadamia nuts, and baking soda.
  3. Mix well and put aside. In a stand mixer bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, water and honey until well mixed.
  4. Keep the mixer going at low speed and add the flour mixture to the liquids until well-blended, do not over mix.
  5. On a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, drop tablespoons of cookie dough and lightly press on each cookie.
  6. Place them at about 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the contour is baked and the middle is almost cooked (I like the soft).
  8. Cool in pan for 3-5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.

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