What perfect timing! The holidays are here, and the Christmas cookie baking has begun. But even as you grab for that crumbly treat, the voice of reason kicks in. Hmm, cookies are not the healthiest way to celebrate the season.
picture from McCormick recipe websiteNo worries. I just read this blog article, Have A Cookie, But Choose Wisely. The author, Kristen Seymour, offers some tips for munching in moderation. She shares 3 easy recipe modifications to make your favorite cookie a little bit healthier!
- Cut the Cholesterol. Add some egg whites instead of using all whole eggs.
- Switch out the fat. Substitute applesauce for oil, butter or margarine. (Yes!-this works great for muffins. Now I should try it in cookies.)
- Fiber it up! For a little extra bulk, use half wheat flour and half white flour. PS-Nobody will notice the difference!