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What is a healthy recipe for holiday cookies?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

The secret ingredient to this holiday treat is chickpeas, which fills these cookies with fiber. Add some holiday cheer by sprinkling on some cinnamon – you’ll pump up your metabolism along with the festivity. Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
7.5 oz (half of a 15-oz can) chickpeas
1/4 cup soy eggnog (or light eggnog)
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 egg
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup dark chocolate morsels


Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine chickpeas and eggnog in a food processor; blend until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl along with the chickpea-eggnog puree and mix well.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and flatten on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies start to lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool before serving.

Rachel Beller
Nutrition & Dietetics

To upgrade the nutrition of your holiday cookies, some great swaps include whole oats, ghee butter, cocoa powder and whole-wheat pastry flour. In this video, nutritionist Rachel Beller shares her favorite ingredient swaps for holiday cookies.


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