Chocolate Cherry Healthy Heart Cookies

Bake some heart healthy cookies for your valentine this Friday! Whole wheat flour and old fashioned oats pair beautifully with the classic chocolate and cherry flavors. 

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
1.5 oz whole-wheat flour (about 1/3 cup)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup dried cherries
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
cooking spray

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate.
4. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.

Yield: 30 cookies (1 cookie = 94 calories, 3.2 g total fat, 1.6 g saturated fat, 1.5 g protein, 15.7 g carbohydrate, 1.3 g fiber, 10 mg cholesterol)

Cooking Light, January 2010

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Chocolate Cherry Healthy Heart Cookies

  1. Adding these to my must-try list!

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