Friday, May 28, 2010
Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
I came up with another cookie recipe yesterday! I am really having fun coming up with cookie creations. I felt like my first cookie creation was a success, so it gave me the confidence to come up with something new. I was REALLY craving chocolate yesterday. I was looking up all kinds of chocolate desserts from the Vegetarian Times recipe site so I knew that I wanted something with chocolate. As always though, a lot of recipes I find online or in books are too high in Weight Watchers points. I don't like using 3 or 4 points for a cookie because I usually can't just stop at one cookie. Since I was craving chocolate and I have some really delicious cocoa from the bulk bin at Earth Fare, I decided to do a double chocolate cookie to really satisfy my chocolate craving. The cookies turned out a little gooey in the middle, but it gave them a fudgy brownie like consistency. That's why I gave them the title of Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies. I think next time I will sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top just for looks. Please note that the photo is from the Martha Stewart website-I cannot take credit for it. Here's the recipe.
Katy's Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
-1 TBSP ground flax seed
-1 1/2 TBSP warm water
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1/4 cup baking cocoa
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-3-5 tiny scoops of Stevia (I buy the organic Stevia from Trader Joe's that comes in a little container. It's very sweet so it only takes a little bit of it to sweeten something. You could also use another type of sweetener if you don't have stevia.)
-3/4 to 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
-2 TBSP agave nectar
-1/4 cup almond milk (or other nondairy milk)
-1 tsp vanilla
-Chocolate chips (45 grams) (I use Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are vegan and the best I have tasted.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the ground flax seed and warm water together and set aside.
Mix the dry ingredients together. Then mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl. Add the flax mixture into the wet ingredients. Mix well and then add the chocolate chips.
Spray a cookie pan with nonstick spray. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture into cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (You might want to cook a little longer if you want them to be less gooey.)
My batch made 16 cookies.