What I love about baking desserts is sharing them. OK, I wouldn’t mind eating them all myself but the older I get, the less I can eat – if I want my jeans to fit. These are a complete knock-off of the Pepperridge Farm cookie that you see at the store. My track running daughter looked at the package of them and said, “Let’s make these ourselves, only healthier.” Game on!
What I didn’t tell her was that we had to share them with her track team. High school runners will eat anything and they can – and do! Yes, the track team will love these. You will, too, but share. Or not – as long as your jeans will still fit.
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¾ cup unrefined organic sugar
- 2 eggs (Got backyard chickens like me? Use those eggs!)
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (Make your own - it's so easy!)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 cup unbleached white flour (Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped
- 12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil on low until liquid.
- Pour coconut oil into mixing bowl and add sugar. Mix until combined.
- Crack eggs into glass and beat well. Add eggs to mixing bowl and combine.
- With paddle on mixer running, add yogurt and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl combine flours, baking powder, and salt and stir.
- Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and combine.
- Add macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips and mix together.
- Using 1 Tablespoon spoon, scoop batter onto prepared baking sheets or Silpat.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes.
- Leave on tray to cool slightly and place on wire rack until cool.
Wait until they cool completely to place in plastic container. I use wax paper in between the layers so that the cookies don’t stick together.
It didn’t take long for the cookies to disappear at a recent track meet. Honestly, the next time we make them, I am going to try regular chocolate chips. I’m not crazy about the ingredients in white chocolate chips but every once in awhile, I go crazy and toss healthy food rules to the wayside a bit. Enjoy!
What’s you favorite cookie to make, bake and share?