I am definitely working-in today. My body is talking (shouting, actually) and telling me that I need to rest. I haven't been feeling my best for the past few days, so I think some relaxation is in order.
In the form of yoga, meditation and baking.
I can't think of a better way to work-in, can you?
As I was looking through my sparse fridge (some major shopping is needed) trying to figure out what to makeover today, I found this ------>
I knew right away that it would be finding its way into some filled cookies!
I discovered this recipe and made a few modifications to reduce the fat and sugar content. I have to say, they turned out pretty well for a first try.
The result was a slightly softer, but equally delicious cookie. The sour cream and vinegar in the compote give them a really nice tang. I will definitely be making these again and I hope you do to!
Fig, Walnut and Apple Filled Cookies (Makes 20 Sandwich Cookies)
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup ground flax
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup fig, walnut apple compote*
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup fig, walnut apple compote*
Combine oats, flour, flax, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add sour cream and compote.
Mix wet ingredients into the dry and add water. Mix until combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
Remove dough and place on parchment paper. Roll to 1/4 -1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or small glass to create shapes. Repeat steps until dough is gone.
Bake for 12-15 minutes and allow to cool.
Spread about a 1/2 teaspoon of compote on each cookie and sandwich together.
Enjoy with a nice coffee or tea!
Nutritional Information (Approx)
4.4 g fat
20.5 g carbs
2.5 g protein
2.1 g fibre
*If you don't have any pre-made compote, I would suggest blending dates, figs, almond, applesauce or whatever you have on hand with a little bit of lemon juice and sugar (if desired) to equal 3/4 of a cup.