Monday, January 17, 2011

"Healthified" Chocolate Graham Cookies

General Mills' Eat Better America website has a website number of healthy recipes, including cookies! This was one of the more successful "healthy" cookie recipes I have tried. The cookie was very thick (did not spread at all) and cake-like, yet satisfying and filling. The cinnamon was strong, so consider omitting if you do not like that flavor. For me it added zing to what could have been a boring cookie.

This recipe includes a chocolate drizzle, which I skipped.

1/2 cup butter softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/2 teaspoon shortening

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping side of bowl occasionally.
Beat in eggs, honey, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the all-purpose flour and the whole wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
In a small saucepan, combine bittersweet chocolate and shortening; heat over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring often. Cool slightly. Transfer melted chocolate mixture to a small resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Snip a small hole in one corner of the bag; pipe chocolate on tops of cookies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set.
Yields 24 cookies.


  1. A healthy cookie? THats something I can deal with :)
    *kisses* HH

  2. Church bake sale, here I come! Thanks, Sleuth!

  3. I'd rather have the unhealthy cookies but these look great! :)