Whole Wheat Apricot Cookies

Whole Wheat Apricot Cookies (makes ~16 cookies)

  • 1 c. + 2 T. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened natural applesauce
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 T. dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t. almond extract
  • 1/2 c. dried apricots. chopped
  • 1/3 c. dried, unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 21 g. white chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine applesauce, butter, sugar, egg, and extracts. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until a dough forms. Fold in apricots, coconut, and chips. Scoop ~1 T. rounds of dough onto a lined cookie sheet and press down to form cookies (they don’t spread much). Bake in a 350F oven for 12 minutes.

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies w/ White Chocolate Chips

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies w/ White Chocolate Chips (makes about 15 cookies)

  • 3/4 c. old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/4 heaping c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. Biscoff
  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of an egg
  • 45 white chocolate chips

Banana Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Banana Oatmeal M&M Cookies

  • 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened natural apple sauce
  • 1/4 c. light agave syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 oz. mini m&ms

The Ultimate Cranberry Cookie Bar

I’ve been playing around with variations of this cranberry-almond-and-quinoa combination since Bon Appetite gave me Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies and Eat 80/20 shared her Quinoa Breakfast Bars. I came to an ultimate recipe that I LOVE.

The Ultimate Cranberry Cookie Bar (6 servings)

  • 3/4 c. stone ground whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 2 pkg. or 7 g. Truvia
  • 1/3 c. no sugar added natural apple sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 1/4 c. dry measured quinoa cooked with 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. Quaker old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 c. sweetened dried cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 c. slivered & blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1 T. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 heaping scoop ON Any Whey Protein Powder

Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories – 230; Total Fat 7g (Sat 1g); Cholesterol 28mg; Sodium 16mg; Total Carbs 30g (Sugar 8g, Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 12g

Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, and whisk together all the wet ingredients in a measuring cup. Fold in the protein powder last, and then pour the batter into a canola oil sprayed baking pan. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.

Jacques Torres’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookie cravings ♠ daylight savings

Jacques Torres’s Chocolate Chip Cookies ever so slightly modified !

  • 8.5 oz. cake flour
  • 8.5 oz. unbleached bread flour
  • 1 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t. coarse kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. dark brown sugar
  • 8 oz. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 20 oz. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sea salt, optional

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Cranberry Almond Protein Cookies


Cranberry Almond Protein Cookies
  (12 cookies)

  • 1 1/2 c. sifted whole wheat flour
  • 2 T. wheat germ
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 2 pkg. or 7 g. Truvia
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 1/2 c. slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 c. cooked quinoa
    (heaping 1/4 c. dry + 1/2 c. water)
  • 1 c. quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 c. dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2 T. mini chocolate chips
  • 1.5 scoops ON Any Whey Protein Powder

Bake 350F for 8-9 minutes.

Note: Fold protein powder in last. Shape cookies to desired rounds or squares because they do not spread at all.