Kate McMurray Nutrition

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Ginger Chocolate Cookie Goodness

Even the most health conscious among us are entitled to the occasional cookie.  It is holiday season after all!  I discovered this recipe last week when I was searching for a reason to try out sucanat. Sucanat is pure cane juice dehydrated. It is a more natural version of the  white refined sugar we are all accustomed to. I really like its molassey flavour. And because it hasn’t been refined the mineral content remains (no, I’m not suggesting sugar is a health food!)

These babies have THREE types of ginger in them and chocolate chunks (so much better than chips!) I like using dark chocolate to keep the cookies dairy free. Try 70 or 85%. These cookies also contain coconut oil which is great for energy and hormone balancing and is a much healthier alternative to canola oil.  I’ve tried them with egg and ground flax and both work. I’ve also experimented with the flour.  It’s a super simple recipe so get creative. What’s the worst that can happen – more test testing? Sounds good to me!

Who says baking isn’t exercise? Shake your booty to some tunes. Might I suggest a little local talent… Dust on my Collar will definitely get you moving!

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My Version:

  • Add crystallized ginger, chopped
  • Use millet or sorghum flour instead of buckwheat for a lighter flavour
  • Use 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water OR an egg
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One comment on “Ginger Chocolate Cookie Goodness

  1. Kim
    December 3, 2011

    this sounds like an excellent ‘welcome home kim!’ desert for your long lost friend…just saying;)

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