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Category: Irresistible cookies

A Cookie A Day Keeps….Everyone Happy

Irresistible cookies…need I say more? If I am going to be totally honest, cookies are probably my favorite dessert. They are pretty easy to make, you can easily incorporate healthier practices with cookie recipes, they are individual sizes, and they are handheld. Who doesn’t love cookies??

Now, most of my irresistible cookies in this category are made healthier with a few simple modifications. Whole grains are my main push, so almost every cookie recipe here has whole wheat added to the recipe. I also like to reduce the sugar and reduce the fat. But, don’t be nervous, the cookies are still delicious!

Most cookies can be made within 20 minutes or so. This makes them pretty easy to create.

Now, the cookie size also makes them ideal. They are an individual size, this makes them a healthier dessert option for that reason. I realize most of us eat more than one cookie in a setting, but even 2 still make it fewer calories than a slice of cake.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes. These gingerbread stamped cookies are a great seasonal cookie and one that has been popular. My carrot cake cookies have consistently ranked well on the website and Pinterest. Another favorite is these chocolate chip cookies with pretzels and caramel. They are all so good!

Hard To Resist Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Today’s cookie was a lemon crinkle cookie. I’m a sucker for anything with citrus, I just love the tart flavor. Here’s the recipe 1 stick unsalted butter, softened1 cup sugar1 egg1 tablespoon lemon zest2 tablespoons lemon juice1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour1/2 teaspoon salt1…

Cranberry Shortbread Cookie

Next recipe is a beautiful cranberry shortbread cookie. I don’t always match my cookies to my nails, but when I do, I feel like I’m winning at life????????. I love shortbread cookies because they are so super simple, especially these ones. Plus cranberries…????. . 1 cup unsalted butter1 cup sugar1 teaspoon…

Molasses Spice Cookies

Tis the season for cookie exchanges, right? I’ll share a few of my favorites. First up is @marthastewartmolasses spice cookies. These have been in our top ten list for YEARS. I love them because they have just the right amount of molasses, not too overpowering and perfectly chewy and tender. These came…