The Food Blogger Cookie Swap was such a fun experience. I really enjoyed sending and receiving goodies thru the mail. I had almost forgotten how exciting it was to send something to someone and eagerly wait for something in return. These days, the only thing I receive in the mail are bills, solicitations and coupons. (I’m okay with receiving the coupons btw).
The cookies I sent to my matches (listed below) is called Al-Mint Chocolate Chip cookie, which is a chocolate chip cookie with hint of mint, and some almond slices. The cookie is my interpretation of a modern chocolate chip cookie. I updated the ingredients to make them healthier than normal. They still have sugar, as I’m working on that part..but they still taste good. Here’s the recipe.
Al-Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
- ¼ cup of grinded up Oats
- 2 tablespoons of grinded flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks of Smart Balance butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Mint Extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1, 12oz package of dark chocolate morsels
- 1 cup of sliced Almonds
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
Lightly grease cookie sheets with olive oil.
COMBINE flour, oats, flax seeds, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Stir together. CREAM the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and mint extract with an electric mixer until creamy. Add thBrie eggs one at a time. Be sure to beat thoroughly after each egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and almonds. Using a tablespoon drop onto baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks.
I sent these cookies to:
Mary at Apron of Grace
Vicki at Hey Mama!
Brian at Simply Budgeted
Thanks ladies, they were absolutely delicious!
This was fun. Can’t wait for next year!