“Healthy” Cookies

In an effort to stay on my diet but give in to my sweet tooth, I attempted to make some cookies from scratch. They weren’t your ordinary cookies, though, because cookies aren’t really on my diet (shocker!). For being considered healthy, they were super easy to make and took very little time. I also made some healthy frosting to go with them.

The ingredients:

Cookies:

3/4 cup Stevia

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
2/3 cup Stevia
1 1/2 tablespoons non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine apple sauce and Stevia until well mixed.
3. Add egg and vanilla and continue to mix.
4. Combine flour and salt in another bowl. Add gradually to egg mixture.
5. Take roughly a tablespoon size portion of dough and place it onto a lighty greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
7. Take out of oven and remove from cookie sheet.
8. To make the frosting, combine Stevia, yogurt, and vanilla. Add water according to consistency of frosting.

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The review: These are a great alternative for the cookie craver on a diet. There is a definite difference in texture from a real cookie, but they satisfied the craving. They even rose without using any baking powder or soda. The icing was also a win, but not quite as good as I had hoped. I could really tell I used Greek yogurt, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I just had that unrealistic idea that it would really be exactly like real icing. Overall, this was a solid cookie recipe for a diet and I will probably make them again!
 
Have you ever made a “healthy” version of something? How did it turn out?
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