Looking for an amazing chocolate cookie recipe that won’t pack on the pounds? Try this Happy Healthydays recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies, so ‘Santa’ doesn’t have to feel guilty this year.


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup cane sugar (coconut palm sugar should work too)
1/2 cup stevia for baking or 12-13 packets
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (or another healthy oil)
1 egg
2 egg whites (or 1/4 cup carton egg whites)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup oat flour (you can make oat flour by grinding old fashioned or quick oats in your blender/food processor)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup icing sugar


Directions:

In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, cane sugar, stevia and coconut oil with a wooden spoon, or electric mixer (paddle attachment) until blended. It will become a dark brown paste. Add in the 1 egg, stir until blended. Add in 2 egg whites & vanilla, and blend again.
In a separate bowl, mix together the oat flour, baking powder and salt.  Add this mixture to the chocolate batter from above directions, stirring until combined.
Transfer dough to a smaller bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Roll dough into balls, then roll in icing sugar.  Place on non-stick cookie sheet.  Bake for 11 minutes, until cookies are cracked on top.
Makes 26 cookies


Nutrition (per cookie):

Calories: 55   Fat: 2.9g   Carbs: 8g   Fiber: 2g   Sugars: 3g   Sodium: 31mg   Protein: 1.3g