Tuesday, November 6, 2012

32 Calorie Decadent Cookies!

This was my first attempt at these cookies (hence, they are not very pretty just yet) but hey, they are awesome. I found the original recipe here and tweaked it, because that's how I roll.  I swapped almond flour for coconut flour, and of course had to reduce the amount because coconut flour is a bit different..... used plain ol' sunsweet pitted dates (worked great, and far cheaper than Medjool Dates.  Check out the goodness:
You'll need:
6 Sunsweet pitted dates
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp allspice
1tsp reduced sodium baking powder
1/4 cup reduced fat unsweetened shredded coconut
1/8 cup organic coconut flour
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3oz dark chocolate (I melted 10 squares from an XL Hershey's Special Dark Bar)
Preheat oven to 350. 
Blend (in food processor) flour & dates.  This will take 2-3 minutes
In bowl, combine flour/date mixture along with baking powder, pumpkin, coconut, egg, & cinnamon.  Mix well.
Spoon onto lined baking sheet (use parchment paper) - will make 20-24 "balls".  Push your finger down in the center to make a 'nest'.
Bake 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool ten minutes.
Melt chocolate, and spoon into cooled cookies. 
Rest 1 hour.
(I refridgerated mine after putting the chocolate in the cookies -- picture was taken while chocolate was still warm)
Mine made 23 cookies.
Per Cookie:
32 Calories
2g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Fiber
1g Protein
17mg Sodium

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