Friday, March 04, 2011

Healthy Lemon Cookie Makeover and Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my first giveaway.  It was so much fun, I am seeing more in the future :)

And the winner is...

Congratulations Dani!  I will contact you today to get all of your info.

I was really craving something tart and sweet yesterday.  I saw that Gina @ The Fitnessista had made some delicious lemon macaroons and thought that lemon would be a fantastic star ingredient for my next makeover.

I have made lemon bars before so I wanted to do something different.  It has been a while since I have made cookies and I found this recipe that had makeover written all over it.

I lost the butter, reduced the sugar and increased the protein and fibre content.  The result was a chewy, moist cookie with just enough sweetness.  I hope you give them a try!

Lovely Lemon Cookies (Makes 32 Cookies)

1 cup oat flour
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup applesauce
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 flax egg
6 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

1/3 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.

Prepare flax egg and set aside.

Mix flours, wheat germ, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl, cream applesauce, sugar, maple syrup.  Add flax egg, lemon juice and zest.

Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until thoroughly combined.  Drop by the tablespoon on cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.

While still warm, poke cookies with a fork.  Pour one teaspoon of glaze on each cookie and allow to cool.

Nutritional Information (Approx.)
60 calories
0.7 g fat
12.6 g carbs
1.5 g protein
1 g fibre

Stay Healthy,

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