Monday, August 22, 2011

Cowgirl Cookies For A Texas Sized Broken Heart

Two great things come from Texas- my sister, and cookies.

When I am stressed, sad, happy, inspired, tired, energetic, etc etc I bake. Yesterday was one of those days where getting in the kitchen to let your mind chill out and your kitcken heat up with YUM was called for. My sweet Texan sister flew back home after a short but bittersweet visit with me.

Supped' up Texas sized cookies can do wonders for a saddened girls heart..... chewy, hearty and chock full of goodies. We're all human and to say that a fit girl never delights in the occasional treat is downright silly, or insane. Portion control no matter how healthy something may be is key. This goes for these big hearty cookies with dark chocolate and southern pecans. <- neither bad for your in moderation!

In honour of my cowgirl..... cookies :)


 
  • 1 cup oat flour (ground oats)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup expeller pressed coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup Stevia In The Raw
  • 1 large egg + 2 whites
  • 2 tsp quality vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchament paper (first choice) or spray with non-stick cooking oil.

In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a clean bowl beat the eggs, oil, stevia and applesauce until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.

Add the oats, chocolate and pecans mixing until incorporated.

Drop by tablespoon full onto prepared sheet. Do not flatten.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let sit on pan for a few minutes to set, then transfer to wire rack to full cool.

Makes 2 dozen Texas sized cookies

Per Cookie: 147 calories, 10g fat, 14.5g carbs, 2g protein

  

6 comments:

  1. MMM Sounds right up my alley. I love pecans. In fact I've never thought about making a cookie with chocolate chips and pecans. I also like to substitute stevia is some baking when it involves me eating it. I can't wait to try these cookies!

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  2. This Texas gal says "YUM" and thank you, sweet sister!! This blog made my day and I printed and passed out your cookies to the whole office!! We may have more cookies than we bargained for. Love you!!

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  3. Fallon- the pecans and chocolate are so perfect together! Very Southern' but if you wanted you could sub for walnuts or chopped almonds. Stevia really gets rids of that sugar crash ;)

    Laurel- AWWW you are welcome SIS!!! :) I hope someone in the office went home to bake for you! Love you!! xo

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  4. big sis, it's lil biknini baker here hehe...i'm making these and know that I can have them since this IS your recipe !!! ;) I'll let you know how they turn out !! xo BTW gorgeous website. loves it

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  5. awww lil sis, I'm glad you found the recipe goldmine (blog)!!! bikiniiiiiii happy goodies! nom nom nom!! XO

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  6. Just found your blog..very cool, BTW!
    These look delish and kinda perfect for me on multiple levels, almost...Im Celiac, so GF Oats it is; I just moved to TX from NJ, so that works; I have a borderline obsession with chocolate, check; only thing that is bad is Im allergic to nuts...so, Im gonna sub in either sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, or some other seed combo!! Im diggin all the subs you made, too! I love "naughty" foods so much, but I get pre-gorge-fest guilt, and never wind up eating the yummies! Who does that??1 These will actually let me snack without(much) guilt! Thanks!:)
    OH, quick question...the oat flour, do you just grind the same old fash rolled oats you use in their whole form in this recipe??

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