Dr Oz: Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipe
On his show today, Dr Oz had his very first Healthy Cookie Swap Contest. To do this, Doctor Oz asked his fans to come up with healthy alternatives to their favorite cookie recipes. Several people answered his call, but Dr Oz picked Patty and Tina to take the challenge. With the help of special guest, The Cookie Monster, Dr Oz chose which cookie he liked the best. When asked which was his favorite cookie, Cookie Monster stated, Chocolate Chip. (Ahhh, a man—or monster—after my very own heart!)
Dr Oz Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
1 cup of all-natural applesauce and 1/2 stick of margarine
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup natural sugar substitute
2 tbsp of flaxseed (in place of the eggs)
1 tsp of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of all-natural whole-wheat flour
1 tsp of baking soda
2 tsp of cinnamon
3 cups of oats
1 cup of craisins
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all of the ingredients together and spoon onto a cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 11-12 minutes.
4. You can frost the cookies if you would like with the following recipe.
Dr Oz Light Vanilla Frosting Recipe
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup natural sweetener or other sugar alternative for baking
2 tbsp low-fat margarine
1 1/2 tsp fat-free creamer or low-fat milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (you can change flavoring if you would like a different taste)
About 8 drops food coloring (for colored frosting)
1. Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2. Beat for several minutes, and do not slack here because it takes a bit to get all of the sugar substitute to dissolve.
Patty stated that to keep her cookies healthy, she used applesauce instead of butter. She suggested using whole-wheat flour instead of white flour. Those that watch the Dr Oz Show know that flaxseed is a Doctor Oz preference. Flaxseed may reduce your chances of heart disease, cancer and stroke. It is also good in the prevention of diabetes. Flaxseed is found in all kinds of foods including crackers, frozen waffles and oatmeal. Purchase flaxseed and use it all of your holiday baking for a healthier you.
Cookie Monster and Doctor Oz tasted the cranberry oatmeal cookie. Surprisingly, Cookie Monster loved it. (He stated he wasn’t expecting to like it because it lacked chocolate chips.) Dr Oz, of course, thought the cookie tasted great.
Dr Oz Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
7.5 ounces (half of a 15-oz can) chickpeas
1/4 cup soy eggnog (or light eggnog)
2 tbsp agave nectar
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup dark chocolate morsels
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix together the eggnog and chickpeas in a food processor, and let it go until it is totally smooth.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients.
4. Spray non-stick spray on a baking sheet.
5. Make 1″ cookie balls and flatten them onto your cookie sheet.
6. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown.
Tina stated that instead of using butter, she used chickpeas to keep the cookie healthier. She also used low calorie soy eggnog to keep calories down.
Dr Oz and Cookie Monster tasted the cookie. They loved that one too. They then had to decide which one was best.
Cookie Monster announced that the winner was—drum roll, please—the cranberry oatmeal cookie!! Patty won the crown! (I think Dr Oz had a lot to do with that answer. Dr Oz Fans know he’s an advocate of oatmeal and cranberries!)