Are you surprise that I have a cookie recipe two days after I ended Whole30?! These past few days off of my diet I've found myself really being intentional and wanting to make better choices. For some meals, I'm still eating Whole30 compliant. For treats, I'm looking for ways to make them healthier and a better option. Since I've been craving cookies like a mad woman I wanted to create something that would satisfy that craving but still offer yummy health benefits.
PLUS, any excuse I can create that includes me using my essential oils, I'm in! ;)
These are simple to make, they include mainly rolled oats, dark chocolate and only 4 tablespoons of brown sugar. So they are WAY less sugary than most cookies. Also, they are YUMMY and the oats make them really filling. Not too sweet, just sweet enough. Plus that ginger spice after-taste from the EOs is killer!! Let's get to baking!
* 3/4 Cup Rolled Oat Flour (easy to make, see below!)
* 1/2 Cup Regular Rolled Oats
* 1/4 Cup Quick Oats
* Pinch of Pink Salt
* 3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
* 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
* 4 drops Ginger Essential Oil
* 2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
* Large Egg
* 4 Tablespoons of Dark Brown Sugar
* 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
* 1/4 Cup Coconut Butter (you can make your own! blog post coming soon!)
* 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
STEP ONE: In a food processor, add in 1 cup of rolled oats. Mix until it becomes a floury texture. Measure out 3/4 Cup of your oat flour and add to a mixing bowl.
STEP TWO: Mix together your oat flour, rolled oats, quick oats, baking soda and pink salt into a bowl and set aside.
STEP THREE: In a separate mixing bowl add in your vanilla extract, ginger oil, cinnamon oil, large egg, dark brown sugar, melted coconut oil & melted coconut butter. Note: Before adding in the coconut oil/butter after it's melted, let it cool for just a bit before adding!
STEP FOUR: Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and stir until blended. Fold in your chocolate chips. Store your dough in the fridge for 30-40 minutes to firm everything up.
STEP FIVE: Preheat oven to 350F, use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon and roll into balls, make sure they are packed tightly so they don't fall apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Let cookies cool, they will firm up!
Enjoy my sweet friends!!