Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cookies



A few weeks ago I made Macadamia nut cookies. I wanted to try some so I made a healthy version. The differences were in the sugar and the flour.

For the "white" cookies I used regular white and brown sugar and all-purpose flour. For the "healthy" cookies I used coconut sugar and spelt flour.

Here is the recipe {for the healthy version, of course}:

1 egg
1 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (or white chips and macadamia nuts)

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Why is it that "healthy" doesn't look "pretty". That's the hardest part about eating healthy, or better. Desserts just don't have the prettiness that regular treats do. And my kids are really wanting the "white" stuff lately.

Trick - don't keep it in the house. While we do have white and brown sugar, you won't find any all-purpose flour anywhere. It's whole grains around here! Sugar is a pretty bad habit to break - I know because I used to be a junk food junkie!