Healthy Cookies

By now you have heard the rage over Omega 3 Fatty acids, right? And surely you have heard how good is it for you to consume whole grains and nuts? How about the merit of upping your protein and lowering your sugar intake? Well, guess what? This Healthy Cookie recipe does all of the above for you!

These cookies may be expensive the first time around, as some of these ingredients you may not have on hand. The flax oil is a good supplement to add to your diet, and both the flax and walnut oil can be used to make delicious salad dressings. Leo Galland in Superimmunity for Kids suggests both of these oils as good ways to add Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet.

This recipe was originally from The Trans Fat Solution and has been modified to our personal taste. We get lots of complements on these cookies 🙂

Healthy Cookies

½ cup butter at room temperature

2 tablespoons flax oil

2 tablespoons walnut oil

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

Stevia, equivalent to ½ cup sugar (1/2 teaspoon of liquid Stevia extract)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup oat bran (if you don’t have oat bran on hand, just take 1 cup oatmeal and stick it in blender or food processor for a minute)

2 cups whole wheat flour (we do freshly ground)

1 ½ teaspoons sea salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup soy protein powder (You can leave it out!)

2 cups choc chips (when I make this really yummy I do 1 cup semi-sweet choc chips and 1 cup milk choc chips)

1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.

Using electric mixer, beat butter until it is light and fluffy. Add sugars and oil and beat for 30 sec (I usually just cream butter and sugar together). Add eggs and vanilla and beat to mix. Add oats, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and protein powder and mix until just combined. Stir in choc chips and walnuts.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, remove to wire rack to cool.

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