Thursday, December 10, 2009
Double Tree Inn Cookies...healthified!
Really good cookies...so I made them guilt free. Yum. Apparently the word is, when you stay at these hotels you are welcomed with these delicious warm cookies (I've never stayed there). They are reeeeallllly good.
Double Tree Cookies
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (soft or hard white if milling your own)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unrefined coconut oil or 2 sticks softened organic butter
1/2 cup organic sucanat
3/4 cup Global Sweet Xylitol or 1/4 cup raw honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 organic free range eggs
3 cups 60 % cocoa dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
Grind oats in a food processor until fine. Mix all dry ingredients together. Mix sucanat, your choice of sweetener, coconut oil, vanilla and lemon juice in a separate bowl. Add eggs. Stir in dry mixture. Add chocolate chips and walnuts. If made with coconut oil, Freeze dough, covered, for about 15-20 minutes so it is not melty.
Drop about 2 inch balls onto greased (grapeseed oil spray) cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 8-12 minutes. Watch them carefully... :)
They may look darker in color because of the wheat flour, but are not burned!