Skinny Chocolate Drop Cookies

by Marla on February 26, 2010 · 31 comments

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I am not sure what inspired me to come up with this cookie recipe. Perhaps it is my love for chocolate. I also have a thing for Ezekiel bread. Combining the two was a small experiment in health, flavor and a very quick, simple to prepare cookie. The results are a cakey, rich fabulous treat. Perfect for any time of day.

You know me, always on the quest to get a good sweet fix without thickening, softening and smearing my waistline. I love my treats and I want to be able to eat them daily. These cookies satisfy in the same way that a really decadent baked good would. The only difference is I can go workout after and not feel like I have to “work it off.”

I don’t like having a cloud of guilt hanging over my head over what I eat. There are so many other more important things to think about each day.

I concepted the recipe for these cookies while doing the daily drive to drop my kids off at school. They were bopping their little heads to music in the back of the car and I of course was thinking about food. Again. I wanted to wow all of us with a concept so different, but at the same time with recognizable textures and flavors. I think I accomplished that here. My husband was taken, so were my kids. No one could figure out my secret ingredient.

Yup, shout that one from your roof top. I call these cookies “high energy” and “skinny” ’cause they won’t leave their mark on your body {as long as they are eaten mindfully and responsibly.}  As a matter of fact they are filled with good for you ingredients.  Not too mention they are easy to bake because you don’t have to deal with measuring flour. The bread is your dough.

They are perfect to pack in your kids lunchbox and not feel all icky about it. The teacher might think…”Oh that mom packs cookies in her kids lunchbox?” And you can feel like super mom ’cause you know your kid is munching on vitamin and mineral packed whole grain goodness, filled with energy and love.

These cookies aren’t packaged, over processed and expensive. What these cookies are is fresher, filled with flavor and much higher quality than your average store bought cookie. Really.

Fresh Benefits

We have talked about the health benefits of Sprouted Grains before.  They come up pretty often around here.  They are an excellent high energy source of whole grain complex carbs. Filled with vitamins and minerals and a good source of protein.  To read more about the health benefits of Sprouted Grains click here.  Look at the “Fresh Benefits” section.

What is your favorite chocolate cookie recipe?

Skinny Chocolate Drop Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies

Skinny Chocolate Drop Cookies

Ingredients

  • 10 pieces Sprouted Grain Bread~I used Ezekiel brand (ground in food processor to make fine bread crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons melted Butter or Ghee
  • 3-4 heaping tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups (16 oz) Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • a few droppers full of (2-4) Vanilla Stevia Drops, start with 2 and adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fine Sea Salt
  • sprinkle of Cinnamon, Ginger or Cardamom if you wish
  • Optional Add In's
  • a few handfuls of chopped, toasted Nuts
  • toasted unsweetened Coconut Flake
  • Some dried Cherries/Cranberries/Blueberries
  • Chocolate Chips

Method

  • Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment or Silpat. In a large bowl combine bread crumbs with all ingredients. Mix together well and taste to sweeten to your liking. Take a spoonful of batter and drop it onto baking sheet placing each cookie about 1 inch apart.. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes....until edges are a bit crispy & bottoms are lightly browned. Let cookies cool on racks.
  • Notes
  • Store your drop cookies in a sealed container in the fridge. Warm 'em in the toaster to dry them out and get texture back.
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