Category Archives: Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These little devils are super sweet and very moist.  Perfect for those with a sweet tooth that are watching their calories but aren’t too concerned about a naughty treat every now and then.

You Will Need-

1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup Natvia for Baking
1/4 cup Natvia Drinking Chocolate
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
4 eggs/*egg replacer
120g softened Nuttlex
1 tbsp. bi carb soda

Combine the flour and bi carb in a bowl.  In a separate bowl whisk the butter, both Natvia’s, and eggs.
Once mixed slowly add the flour mix and then stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon small piles of the mix onto lined baking pans and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
You can flatten out the cookies with a fork before baking depending on how much you would like the cookies to spread.

You will find the cookies will bake almost like mini cakes with fudgy centres.

One cooked leave on a wire rack to cool and harden.

These are super yummy and very sweet.  Perfect with ice cream or dipped in a warm drink.

This recipes makes 20 cookies.

Each cookie contains 63 calories, 4g fat, 3.8g carbs & 1.9g protein

*Using egg replacer makes these cookies vegan.

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Meringue Cookies

I had a request from the parentals to bake some cookies as they like to have something sweet with their coffee in the evening.
I brainstormed a couple of healthier versions of cookies- one a simple Meringue Cookie and one a Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie.

You Will Need-

1/2 cup Natvia Baking Sugar
1/2 Cup Almond Meal
1 Tbsp Natvia Sugar Free Chocolate Powder
4 Egg Whites
1 tsp cream of tarter
Vanilla Essence

Whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy and then whisk in the vanilla, cream of tarter and chocolate powder.
Add  bit by bit, while whisking, the Natvia sugar.

Once combined add the almond meal and fold into the mixture.

Dollop the mix in cookie size mounds onto a lined baking tray and place in a preheated oven at 150 degrees.
Bake for 30 minutes.  Then reduce to 100 degrees and bake for a further 30 minutes.

Once cooled for fifteen minutes in the open oven transfer to a wire rack to cool.

These are delicately tasting cookies, that are low in fat and sugar and great for a sweet fix without the heavy feel for a cookie.

This recipe yields 12 cookies depending on the size you create at 25 calories and 1.6 grams of fat each.

Dashboard Cookies

It’s going to get to around 40 degrees celsius today but we still wanted to bake.

I tossed around no-bake ideas but we then decided to experiment with using the hot car as an oven. 
Guess what?! It worked!
You will need:
3/4 cup mixed grain cereal or muesli
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon honey
100g chocolate chips
2 tablespoons milk of your choice

Combine all ingredients until well mixed.
There are many substitutions in this recipe- swap out the chips for dried fruit, the flour for coconut flour or the milk for oat or almond milk. 
Place spoonfuls of the mix onto a tray with baking paper.
Any cookie recipe would work out in the heat. I just wanted a chunky, chocolate & nut cookie recipe.
Place on car dashboard checking every half hour, careful as the tray gets extremely hot! I left this outside in the sun for a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The baking process is much longer than using a traditional oven, but is a great activity for children and hasn’t cost us anything in electricity.

As we normally would we placed the cookies on a wire rack to cook & then enjoyed. What a great result!