Health Secret Cookies

Yield: About 2 dozen cookies

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vegetarian iconVegetarian corn-free iconCorn-free peanut-free iconPeanut-free soy-free iconSoy-free

This is the secret to healthy foods — they should taste good and make your body strong at the same time!

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Beat together butter and sugars in a bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until just blended, then beat in vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, salt and mix at low speed until just blended. Stir in oats, coconut, chocolate chips, nuts and seeds.

Arrange 1/4-cup mounds of cookie dough about 3 inches apart on 2 lightly buttered large baking sheets (about 8 cookies per sheet); then gently pat down each mound to about 1/2-inch thick. Bake on middle rack of oven, rotating pans halfway through baking, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes total.

Cool cookies on sheets for 1 minute, then transfer with a spatula to racks to cool completely.

Recipe by Leika Suzumura, former PCC Nutrition Educator

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "New Day Northwest" show, which aired January 5, 2011.

More about: alternative sweeteners, cookies, oats

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Health Secret Cookies

I think these cookies would be even better if the seeds and nuts were toasted first.

Health Secret Cookies

How fortunate for me! I happened to be channel surfing and saw the chef making the cookies on King 5's New Day Northwest.
The cookies are awesome!! I love the combination of seeds, nuts, coconut and choc chips and to know they are healthy too. ;o)

Thank you so much!
sassmango, burnaby, bc

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