Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Night Dessert Night #4: Healthified Chocolate-Drizzled Graham Cookies

     We usually don't bake until I get home from work on Fridays, but today Lucy took an extra long morning nap so Abby and I had some extra time to spend making (and tasting) a new cookie!
     This is my fourth Friday Night Dessert Night but my first attempt at a dessert with fewer calories and I have to admit, it is pretty tasty. These cookies would be great with a cup of coffee or a sippy cup full of milk ;).   I found the recipe at eatbetteramerica.com.  An added bonus - This site offers all the nutritional information at the bottom of each recipe.
     
Healthified Chocolate-Drizzled Graham Cookies

Ingredients 


1/2 cup of butter, softened 
1/4 packed brown sugar 
1 tsp. baking powder 
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp. cinnamon 
2 eggs, lightly beaten 
1/4 cup honey 
1/2 tsp. vanilla 
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1 cup whole-wheat flour 
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces (1/2 cup for in the cookies, 1/2 cup for the drizzle)
1/2 tsp shortening 

Directions 

1. Preheat oven at 375. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter for about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until fluffy. 


2. Beat in eggs, honey, and vanilla until mixed in. Gradually, beat in both all-purpose and wheat flours. Using a spoon, mix in chocolate chips.



3. Roll into 1-inch balls (I used a small cookie scoop and they came out perfect!). With a small spoon, slightly flatten the tops of the cookies. Bake for 9 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. 



4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp. shortening, stirring continually. 
Let cool (only a little) and transfer to a Ziploc baggie. Cut a small hole in one corner of the baggie and drizzle chocolate on the cookies.



5. Taste test!


While we were drizzling and tasting, Lucy was happily hanging out.

10 comments:

  1. These look so good! I will have to check out that website!

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  2. Sarah and I will watch Lucy any time you and Abby come have an inkling to make something fabulous. These recipes are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. These look amazing! Your children are just precious! Makes me kind of sad for the younger days with my children...enjoy!

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  4. woohoo! i am soooo trying these soon!

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  5. I'm so glad you came across my linky party and could join in the fun. Your cookies look sensational. I love it when treats are both delicious and healthy. Thanks so much for linking them up. Feel free to join in again anytime.

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  6. Those look yummy! ...nice that they are somewhat healthy! :)

    Andrea
    www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

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  7. These look so good! I am definitely trying them soon. I feel your pain with trying to lose the baby weight! My baby girl was born in September, so it's been my battle for the past few months, as well.

    Thanks for linking up to So Sweet Sundays! I'm following you, as well. :)

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  8. These look good! Have any leftovers? :)

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  9. Oh goodness I don't think I would stop eating them until they were all gone .. hehe

    Thanks for stopping by and following back :)

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  10. These sound great! I love bite-sized cookies.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I've stumbled this yummy recipe too!

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