Thursday, February 02, 2012

Healthier Cookies – Biscuits

Healthier Cookies

Healthier Cookies

 

You don’t always have to banish (cookies) biscuits from your cupboards if you’re trying to lose weight. Nor do you have to cut them from your children’s lunch box because you are worried they are having too much sugar.

 

It is possible to enjoy a variety of different healthy homemade (cookies) biscuits, and keep the pounds at bay.

 

Here are some recipes to get you started:

 

Chocolate chip cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine

¾ cup of rolled oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

¼ cup of softened butter

¼ cup canola oil

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

1 cup of chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

drop by teaspoons onto greased (or parchment paper) cookie sheet

Bake for approximately 15 minutes

and you can create 30 cookies worth only 99 calories each.

 

 

Ginger crinkle cookies
Preheat oven 350 degrees

 

Combine

2/3 cup of canola oil

1 ½ cups turbinado (divided)

1 large egg

4 tbsp molasses

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp salt

 

drop by teaspoons onto greased (or parchment paper) cookie sheet

Bake for approximately 15 minutes

and in over an hour you’ll have 34 cookies, only 103 calories each.

 

Blueberry & white chocolate chunk ginger cookies

only 115 calories, these healthy homemade biscuits are relatively easy to make.

Simply blend 1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup wheat germ

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 large egg

¾ cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup oats

2 ounces white chocolate chopped

1/3 cup dried blueberries

¼ cup crystallised ginger

drop by teaspoons onto greased (or parchment paper) cookie sheet

Bake for approximately 15 minutes

 

Macaroons

just 85 calories, these fruity macaroons contain

1 ¼ ounce non-fat sweetened condensed milk

1tsp almond extract

2 cups sliced almonds

2 cups coconut flakes

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup chopped shelled pistachios

2 large egg whites

½ tsp salt

 

Almond and honey butter cookies

these are healthier than they sound at just 94 calories. To make all you’ll need is:

1 cup whole almonds

1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup all purpose flour

1tsp baking powder

1/2tsp salt

2/3 cup plus

¼ cup honey divided

1/3 cup canola oil

4 tbsp unsalted butter

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

drop by teaspoons onto greased (or parchment paper) cookie sheet

Bake for approximately 15 minutes

 

 

And if you don’t fancy making homemade healthy cookies (biscuits) yourself, you can easily look online and find a range of healthy biscuits instead.

 

Take Bakers Pantry for instance. They have brought together a range of homemade healthy biscuits which are freshly baked in bakeries all over the UK and deliver them straight to your door in a hamper every month.

 

And we don’t know about you, but given the option to look for healthy biscuits at your supermarket or be sent a hamper after you order online, we’d rather pick the latter.

 

So if you are looking to improve your biscuit collection why not give the above homemade healthy biscuits a try. Alternatively why not get your biscuits delivered from Bakers Pantry.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Truly Awesome Home Style Chocolate Chip Cookie

I am not a big fan of store bought preboxed cookies. But these Kroger brand cookies were awesome. They texture was crunchy and they had plenty of chocolate chips. The box suggests heating them. I can’t say that I like them any better that way, but they were still great tasting.

I really didn’t expect that these private label cookies would be better than a national brand, but they were without a doubt.

The pacakaging was excellant also. The packaging for these cookies reminds me of “premium” branded cookie products like Kashi cookies – a cardboard box with two plastic containers covered in a foil-like material to preserve freshness – 12 cookies per box which may not sound like many but it’s probably good there aren’t too many because you’ll eat them all pretty quickly.

Ingredients – The package claims that no preservatives were used and that adds to the plus side of the Truly Awesome Home Style Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Price – A good price. This week at my Kroger’s store there were on sale for $2.50. You could buy a box of many more cookies for the same price or less – or get a better cost per cookie but they are likely going to be lower quality.

Enjoy!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you enjoy oatmeal raisin cookies, you will love these special ones of Marla’s. The strong sweet flavor of the almond extract enhances the spicy Vietnamese cinnamon and makes these cookies scrumptious. Make sure you bake a double batch because they will go fast. Great idea for a summer picnic or reunion. Enjoy! Vicky

Ingredients

1 cup shortening

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup raisins

1 ½ teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon

Directions:

Using a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and both sugars.

Beat in the vanilla and eggs

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and oats;  add this to the creamy mixture gradually

Stir in the raisins

Using a tablespoon of cookie dough, drop 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet

Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

 

Try one while still warm!!!

Remove to wire racks to cool

 

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