Healthy cookie recipes aren’t as difficult to make as you may think. For example, these cookies. Take a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, but substitute the white flour for a healthier low carb option. Add a bit of chocolate and some peanut butter, and use a low glycemic sugar substitute, and then you have one of the best healthy cookie recipes!
Lesson learned today: Never ever expect the day to go exactly as you planned it to. My freaking great idea to get #FitBy50 backfired on me as I walked on the treadmill this past Saturday. After my left foot swelled to the size of a baby elephant, I started screaming in pain, which caused my neighbors to call the cops because they thought I was being stabbed by a serial killer.
No, officer. I’m not being hurt by anyone other than myself. Feel the burn.
Anyway, x-rays were taken and I learned that I’ve got a sprained left foot and 2 bone spurs that are stabbing into the metatarsal nerves on the top of my foot every time I bear weight on it. That’s it… I’m never exercising again. I’m clearly allergic to it. Let’s eat cookies instead, m’kay?
These double chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies are one of those healthy cookie recipes that can be baked up quickly, giving you an instant lift to heights of warm cookie happiness.
The good Lord above knew that I was going to need cookies today, but not just any cookies. That’s why he had Jenny’s recipe pop up first into my inbox this morning. When I saw her cookie recipe, I instantly knew that I would quickly want to make something similar in taste, but not quite as similar in calories and carbs. I needed something a bit healthier.
Of course, leaving out chocolate and peanut butter from the recipe was not an option! Everyone knows that best healthy cookie recipes need to have those ingredients in them!
As I spent the super quick 20 minutes making these cookies up, my foot swelled up to the size of a football and I started throwing curse words around my kitchen. I was so grateful that I had these cookies to stuff into my mouth to muffle the noise with. Moral of the story…
Oatmeal cookies = most awesome pain medication ever.
Are you an oatmeal cookie lover like I am? If so, you’ll also want to check out my recipe for one of my dad’s favorites. Healthy cranberry oatmeal cookies. He used to eat them for breakfast!
Do you have any favorite healthy cookie recipes?
Use the comments below to describe them to me! What is it that makes them the best in your mind?
- 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened but still cold
- 1/2 cup sugar substitute (I used this one)
- 1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 ounces (1 cup) [b]low carb baking mix[/b]
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips (I use this brand)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Cream butter and sugars in a stand mixer on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk, one at a time, mixing until egg is combined before adding the yolk. Add vanilla and peanut butter, mixing until combined, then slowly add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat until just combined then oats and chips.
- With a medium cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheet, about an inch apart from each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes until baked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.