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Chocolate Cookies with a Twist

Updated on September 27, 2015
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Chocolate Cookies with a Twist

There are many people in the world who have a sweet tooth! Often the same people may have other medical problems that may prevent them from eating sweet things, or they may be dieting and cannot afford the calories. However, it is a proven fact that if you want something bad enough and deprive yourself of having it, you will indulge and over eat- especially sweet stuff. With the correct disciplined you can have a little bit of something, and that will usually take care of the sweet craving.

With health becoming more conscientious today, there are many different sweeteners you can choose from, agave, honey, Splenda, stevia, and many others. Also, there are many gluten free flours such as brown rice flour, almond flour and many different ones. If you look at a recipe you would really like to make, all you have to do is adjust the ingredients. The following recipe was created for health purposes. Everyone who has tasted them seem to enjoy them and have not said anything negative about them. If you try this recipe, be sure to come back and share what you think about it.

There are two options to consider for the dry mix, you can purchase a bag of sugar cookie mix which is great if you are in a hurry. Or you can make your own sugar cookie mix using nut flours and the sweetener you currently use. Do not add the wet ingredients to your mix, you want to keep the mixture dry.

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Mixing Equipment

Ingredients for cookies

  • 1 pack Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon No-Egg plus 2 T. Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Dark Chocolate Powder
  • 2 teapoons Vanilla
  • 6 oz. Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 + 1/8 cups Coffee

Getting ready to bake

  1. Mix your ingredients together and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using your smallest scoop roll the cookie dough in fine sugar and set on your cookie sheet. Before putting the cookies in the oven, flatten the cookie dough ball slightly.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 9 min
Ready in: 24 min
Yields: 60 cookies

Please Note

If you decide you would like a light drizzle of icing on the cookies here is a simple recipe.

In a zip lock baggie place:

1 c. Powder Sugar

1/2 t. Dark Chocolate Powder

3-4 T. Almond Breeze Milk

Squish the ingredients in the zip lock together until well mixed. In one of the corners of the bag snip off a tiny corner and drizzle over the cooled cookies. Allow the drizzle to dry before storing the cookies.

** To make this recipe healthier-you can make your own sugar cookie mix-using only the dry ingredients, like nut flour, your own sweetener and so on. If you decide to make your own mix you would use 2 1/4 cups of mixture instead of 1 pack of sugar cookie mix.**

**The twist on this recipe is, I used flax seed meal instead of butter, No-Egg instead of a regular egg and I added almonds which are wonderful for you in moderation**

Health Benefits of Almonds


A Gift of Yummy Treats

A really great gift idea is to give a gift of yummy treats. You can either bake the cookies and place them into a decorative container or you can do this.....

For a budget gift idea you can basically use things you have around the house and put together a gift that will always be remembered. With any recipe the most ingredients are dry. You can mix all of the dry ingredients together of your favorite recipe and place the mixture into a mason jar. Cut a square piece of material and place it over the top of the jar and tie it off with twine.

Write out the recipe on a nice recipe card and attach it to the jar. All the person need to so that is receiving the jar-is add the wet ingredients and bake it off. You are not limited to what all you can do this with-anything that has dry ingredients is always a good start for this gift idea.

Gift Ideas in Mason Jars

Do you still practice old time gift giving-where you give baked goods?

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      This seems more healthy and energizing with the coffee.