Admit it: You crave cookies. But imagine if the cookies were a healthy snack. My talented foodie friend Marcy Seidman (no pun intended) inspired this Seed Power Cookie — so good tasting, and good for you, that there’s no guilt, just pure pleasure.
Seed Power Cookie
- 1/3 c each sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
- 2 T each sesame seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds
- 1 T ground flaxseeds
- 1/4 c each dried cherries, slivered almonds
- 2 T coconut sugar (for more sweetness add one more tablespoon)
- 1 egg white, slightly whisked
- 2 -4 T dark chocolate chips (1 or 2 per cookie, optional)
Preheat oven to 320 F.
In a large bowl, combine ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Place flattened tablespoonfuls of batter on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Push one or two chocolate chips into each cookie. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from sheet with a spatula when cool. Store in an airtight container. Makes 20 Seed Power Cookies.
Note: My oven is not very hot and 20 minutes was perfect. If your oven runs hot, check cookies after 18 minutes.
- Seed Power Cookies make a quick, healthy and satisfying breakfast.
- Marcy Seidman‘s Seed Power Cookies are more pared down and equally delicious. They include 1/2 cup each sunflower and pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, 1/8 cup brown sugar, 1 egg white, cranberries, raisins and sometimes chocolate chips.
- My health journalist friend, Harriet Sugar Miller, suggests buying flaxseed whole, keeping it in the fridge or freezer and grinding it just before using it. “The healthy omega 3 fats in flax are very sensitive to light and heat,” she says.
- Do you think it’s a coincidence that the exact same 6 seeds in Seed Power Cookies are considered the 6 super healthy seeds you should eat?
- Seed Power Cookies are ghoulish enough to be a Halloween treat. Just call them Cyclops Cookies. Or, if you use two chocolate chips per cookie, Monster Cookies. Happy Halloween!