Let the cookie obsession continue!
So, this latest batch of deliciousness is a tad more sinful than I’m used to! I can’t say these are 100% “clean” but they are healthIER than most chocolate cookies you’d find out there!
What makes them a little less healthy is the dark chocolate chips which DO contain refined sugar. BUT you could change that by using dark chocolate that is sweetened with unrefined sugar if you wanted! Other than the chocolate chips, these cookies are sweetened solely with raw honey!
Raw honey and chocolate?! Yes, it sounds like an odd combo, but surprisingly when everything is baked and set, you can’t really taste ‘honey’, per se, these cookies just taste nice, sweet, rich, and chocolatey!
I’ve been doing tons of baking with spelt flour lately as I snagged a big bag of organic stoneground spelt flour that was on sale at the store and want to put it to good use! Spelt is nice as you can use it in any recipe that calls for wheat flour as a wheat free substitute! It does still contain gluten however, so is not recommended for those with gluten allergy or intolerance.
If gluten isn’t a problem for you, then spelt is a great flour to work with as it is contains a good amount of protein, for a grain, has tons of easily digested fibre, and is full of vitamins and minerals!
Combined with the melted chocolate, honey, and butter (or coconut oil!), these cookies are soft, moist, and chewy, you’d never guess they were made with whole grains!
A great way to trick the kiddies into eating some fibre!
Another surprising little fact about these cookies, is they are actually pretty low calorie! I managed to make 30 cookies out of the batch, and each cookie is only 54 calories! They aren’t huge cookies by any means, but they aren’t tiny either! You could also always make larger cookies and have them be about 110 calories each, which is still a steal compared to the typical double chocolate cookie!
Tis the season for baking goodies and treats, so why not whip up a batch of these Double Chocolate Cookies and spread the love! These are a perfect gifting cookie and homemade treats that take thought, time, and a little work are always perfect for those people who seem to have everything!
- 1⅓ cups spelt flour
- 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup raw honey
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted with honey
- 1 tablespoons organic butter or coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk of choice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl combine eggs, salt, and vanilla. Add the melted butter (or oil), chocolate chips, and honey and beat until well incorporated.
- Add remaining ingredients and beat until just combined.
- Cover a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Scoop tablespoon sized portions of the batter into balls and press down lightly to flatten (makes 30 small cookies).
- Bake for 8 minutes.
*recipe adapted from Natural Sweet Recipes
Have a lovely weekend! Only 10 days until Christmas!!! Eeeek!
Nutritionist in the Kitch