Thursday, December 11, 2014

Base Cookie Dough for 6 cookies

The trick to dieting is definitely not to deny yourself everything, but to also avoid temptation.  Portion control from the get-go is a huge help.  So, I've worked out my favorite cookie base into just 6 cookies. Then, I can bake 2 and freeze the rest for another day. It's crispy, gooey, and super sweet. Totally hits the spot.

The great thing about this particular dough is that it bakes well on a George Forman grill too.  Just line the grill with tin foil, and press the cookies between for about 15 minutes, or until golden.

1/4 cup and 1/4 Tbsp all purpose, unbleached flour
Pinch of baking soda
1 1/2 Tbsp salted butter, melted
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
dash vanilla
3 Tbsp. goodies

This is a nice clean dough, and should completely pull away from the bowl when finished.
Squish into 6 balls.

Bake at 325F about 12 minutes, or until golden.

OR grill on your Forman grill between tin foil sheets until browned.  This will be a different kind of cookie, more like a shortbread.

This batch is 1 1/2 Tbsp. heath toffee bits and 1 1/2 Tbsp. semi sweet chocolate chips. This makes each cookie 112 calories.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g10 %
Saturated Fat 5 g23 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 8 mg3 %
Sodium 32 mg1 %
Potassium 0 mg0 %
Total Carbohydrate 13 g4 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g0 %
Sugars 9 g
Protein 1 g1 %
Vitamin A2 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium0 %
Iron1 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.