Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sometimes you just need a cookie....

OK, so we're all human and sometimes you just need a cookie. Don't want to fall off the wagon and get started on the sugar kick again, or just erase the calorie deficit for the day (or week since it is awfully hard to have only one cookie once you get started.).
So....I cleaned up the cookie! Calories still count so indulge in moderation but without guilt as this recipe also provides some health benefits (ok, so some rationalizing going on...).

Dark Chocolate/Oatmeal/Peanut Butter Cookie
1/3 cup Olivio light
1/2 cup Agave nectar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
3/4 cup whole wheat flour

Roll dough into ~ 1 inch balls and flatten on baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Makes about 30 cookies.

The breakdown (per cookie)
Calories: 77.5
Protein: 2 g
Carbs: 9.8 g
Fat: 3.5 g
Sugar: 4.6 g

And here's the health benefits of my cookies:  :)
Natural source of flavanol antioxidants from the 100% cocoa
Protein and healthy fats from the natural peanut butter
More healthy fats from the Olivio as it is made from olive oil
and everybody talks about the benefits of eating oats...

Give them a try as a healthier treat option but remember a cookie is still a cookie...

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