Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Healthy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

So these are damn good! I'm surprised, without looking for healthy cookies I came across these! I was searching out some super amazing chocolate heaven...thus the cookies.  And if you haven't noticed I really don't like baking except for pies and I don't even like sweets, so recipes like these will be far and few between sorry.

Makes 20 big cookies (they spread out a lot)
From Epicurious.com

The Ingredients
Parchment paper
2 1/2 cups walnut halves, finely chopped
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

The Process
1.  Position 2 racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Heat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

3.  Put walnuts on baking sheet and toast, about 7 minutes, let cool.

4.  Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in bowl.

5.  Then add in walnuts egg whites and vanilla.  Beat this together with fork until sugar mixes in but don't over beat and let the batter get stiff.

6.  Put 1/2 tablespoon of batter per cookie on to baking sheet with parchment paper.

7.  Bake about 15 minutes or until tops of cookies are glossy and cracked.

Eat all of them with milk!

Also some nutritional facts and though it is per cookie think about all the other bad cookies in the world:
55 calories, 3.3g fat, 0.4g saturated fat, 0.6g fiber, 1.2g protein

Picture from: http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2009/12/afternoon-snack-flourless-choc.html

1 comment:

  1. cookies!!!! oh my darling what a treat, i want to make these as soon as i can find the countertop