Chocolate Champion Cookies

Chocolate Champion Cookies
Staff Writer
Missy Chase Lapine
Chocolate Cookies

These cookies put a healthy spin on the classic chocolate cookie with hidden ingredients like blueberries and spinach. Don't worry, the healthier ingredients won't mask the intense chocolate flavor. 

18
Servings
201
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup whole grain flour or whole grain pastry flour
  • 3 Cups whole grain cereal flakes
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 Cup Sneaky Chef Purple Purée 
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Place the oats in the bowl of a food processor and process them on high until the oats are finely ground. Add the cereal flakes and pulse them several times until the flakes resemble crumbs. Transfer the processed oats and cereal to a large mixing bowl and whisk in the flour, cocoa, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, Purple Purée, sugar, vanilla, and the cooled softened butter.

Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix them together just until combined. Drop single tablespoonfuls of the batter onto the baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch between each cookie. Flatten the cookies with the back of a fork that's been sprayed with oil to keep from sticking to the batter. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned around the edges.

Remove the cookies from the pan and let them cool. Store the cookies in an airtight container or freeze them in sealed plastic bags for up to 3 months.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
23mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
164mg
11%
Water
21g
1%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.