As the end of the year draws near, most of us are thinking about our goals for the coming new year. Sadly enough, a huge percentage of people are trying once again for the infamous New Year's Resolution of dropping weight. If you are a foodie like I am, especially one who loves desserts, than we know how painful it is to give up what makes us happy just to lose a few pounds.
Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, authors of Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, have a wake up call for us! They tell it like it is and are truthful when they state, "If eating dessert is wrong, we don't want to be right. Give us dessert, or give us death. Life without dessert is like life without the sun."
I fell in love with this blunt and witty cookbook, especially the "happy endings" or desserts! Each recipe contains wholesome but rich ingredients, making each item healthy and waistline savvy. What a fun way to get fit and to keep enjoying food.
I decided to try out the cookie recipe. How brilliant is adding potato chips in peanut butter cookies?! It screams greasy goodness but it is light and luscious.
Peanut Butter and Potato Chip Cookies
2 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
3/4 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 1/2 Cups Refined Coconut Oil
1 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter, chunky or smooth
1/4 Cup Ice Water
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Coarsely Crushed Potato Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt, Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar, oil, and peanut butter, mixing until creamy. Add the water, molasses, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Add the potato chips until just combined. Shape dough into 2 Tablespoon sized balls that are 2 inches apart. Press each cookie ball down with the back of a fork. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until edges are slightly brown. Cool on a wire rack. Then eat enough to make yourself sick!
I love the light and crunchy texture to these cookies. So fun and yummy without the guilt!
So in 2010 don't stop eating desserts, just learn how to eat them right.
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