Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies
This December, brighten someone’s day with the gift of healthier baked goods! Placed in a holiday tin or wrapped with a bow, chocolate chip spice cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a holiday party. Whether visiting family, friends, or having a work party, healthier cookies will be a welcome addition in the sea of unhealthy treats.
Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies are packed with wholesome ingredients like walnuts, rolled oats, whole wheat flour, and applesauce to reduce caloric content while maximizing nutrients. These cookies are made without butter and without white or brown sugar yet they maintain a traditional taste and texture. Adding warming cinnamon spice makes these cookies perfect for celebrating cold winter festivities.
YIELDS 24 Cookies
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 whole egg
2 Tbs. canola or grapeseed oil
1/3 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
½ cup maple syrup
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate or butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350ᵒ F. Combine oats, flours, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, blend egg, oil, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture and stir well to combine. Fold in walnuts and chips. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet and bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown.
Avenanthramides (antioxidants in oats)
Cinnamaldehyde (antioxidant in cinnamon)
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.