I LOVE these cookies! They definitely taste healthy, but that does NOT mean they taste bad. They're the perfect little sweat treat. Jam-packed with fiber and protein with the added joy and bonus of chocolate, these cookies are great as a snack or even as a quick breakfast! Give them a try; I bet you'd be surprised ;)
- 1/3 c. unbleached white flour
- 1/3 c. wheat flour
- 1/3 c. wheat germ
- ½ t. baking soda
- scant ½ t. salt
- ¼ c. rolled oats
- 2 T. almonds
- 1/2 c. butter (1 stick), softened
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- ¼ c. white bean puree*
- 1 handful chocolate chips
- 1 handful chopped walnuts (opt.)
1. Combine flours with wheat germ, baking soda, and salt. Process oats and almonds in a food processor until fine; add to flour mixture. Add chocolate chips and nuts and toss. Set aside.
2. Beat butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and white bean puree until creamy. Fold in dry ingredients. Drop cookie dough (about 1-2 T.), spaced 2-inches apart, onto nonstick or parchment lined baking sheets. Gently press cookie dough so it's a little on the flat side, not rounded.
3. Bake at 350 for 6 minutes, rotate sheet and cook another 6 minutes (or until golden brown). Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Remove cookies and allow to cool on a metal rack.
I will say (out of experience), that the butter is necessary. But considering all the protein and fiber, I'm willing to overlook the "offending" ingredient ;) Really, these little cookies are full of so much goodness! They're my kind of treat. *B