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Chewy Whole Wheat Fudge Cookies

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As an absolute dessert-addict, I am always in search of delicious recipes that can be easily altered to accommodate my ever-present desire to eat healthy. And while I certainly believe that the occasional sugar-flour-butter does a girl good, I try hard to maintain a healthy everyday lifestyle by staying away from processed sugar and flour. That being said, I immediately fell in love with this recipe the second I laid my hands on it. A cinch to make, this divine recipe produces the moistest, most decadent chocolate cookie you can imagine, while using whole wheat flour and maple syrup!

Whole wheat pastry flour – as opposed to regular whole wheat flour (which can often impart too much of a wheat-y flavor and chewy texture to delicate baked goods) –  has a higher starch and lower gluten content, generally yielding more tender results. You can use whole wheat pastry flour the same way you would use regular all-purpose flour in just about any baked good recipe  – the texture will be almost identical.

I love that these cookies are not-too sweet (as I often find cookies to be), have a delightfully creamy texture coming from the whole wheat pastry flour and the syrup, and are unbelievably easy to make. Just one is a satisfying dessert in itself (although that hasn’t stopped me for going back for seconds). These are definitely worth a try!

Also, feel free to play around – these cookies are pretty adaptable. I have used a number of different nuts in this recipe- all with exceptional results. Just make sure to toast them first for the best flavor and crunch (spread on a baking sheet on 350 for about 10-15 minutes). Also, for a lower fat option, the chocolate chips can be omitted, as could the nuts – just be prepared for a pretty flat cookie.

Great for the unexpected Shabbat guests!

Healthy Fudge Cookies

1 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tbs vanilla

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

½ cup cocoa (the better the quality, the more chocolaty the cookie!)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tbs instant coffee (optional)

heaping ½ tsp salt

½ (or more) cup of organic chocolate chips

1 cup (or more) chopped, toasted pecans, walnuts, slivered almonds…

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine all of the wet ingredients in a bowl. Add in the dry ingredients, mixing well.
  • Drop cookies in 2-3 inch balls onto the cookie sheet, pressing them down slightly, and making sure to space them about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until spread, but still soft in center. (The cookies will firm up as they cool)

These cookies can be frozen up to a month (if they last that long!).

For more information regarding healthy alternatives to your favorite desserts, be sure to check out my website at www.homebakedbyshirl.com. And, if there is a recipe you’d like for me to try out for you, don’t hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Shirley

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5 Comments so far

  1. Frances Wu says:

    made these yesterday and brought them to work. everyone loved em! they couldn’t believe how healthy they were. guilt-free & delicious. thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Christina says:

    If I use less maple syrup, will that change the texture or “chewiness” of the cookie?

  3. MaryMoh says:

    These look very simple and easy to make and look delicious too. I have bookmarked it to try. Thanks very much for sharing. Wishing you a great 2011!

  4. Claudine says:

    These cookies are absolutely delicious! These are the first whole wheat cookies my kids actually loved! Thanks for the recipe : )


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