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Healthy Vanilla Cookies

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Healthy Vanilla Cookies

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      • 30 mins
      • Serves 16
      • Easy

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      Are you health conscious, but also have a sweet tooth? If the answer is yes, then you might struggle to satisfy your cravings and be healthy at the same time.

      Most of indulgent saccharine treats are not the healthiest of options out there, and make you feel guilty over eating them.

      So what do you do? Try this recipe of flaky and delicious vanilla cookies to satisfy those sweet cravings without a huge calorie intake. This recipe uses healthy ingredients to make a dessert you can enjoy guilt-free!

      Health Benefits:

      The reduced amount of unsalted low-fat butter reduces the calories count of the cookies by a considerable amount. Flax seed is known as one of the most powerful plant-based food. It is filled with omega 3 and other essential fatty acids; and is known to help reduce the possibility of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

      One serving of the milkshake contains 109 calories, 2.8 g protein, 4 g fat and 4.8 g sugar.

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      How to make Healthy Vanilla Cookies

      1. In a large bowl, add oil, butter, golden syrup, egg, sugar and vanilla extract.Beat together with a hand-mixer.
      2. In a separate bowl, sift in flour and flaxseed and gradually add in the wet mixture, folding it with a wooden spoon to make a sticky dough ball.
      3. Lay down plastic wrap on a counter and put the dough on it.
      4. Roll out the dough into a log shape and wrap tightly with the plastic wrap and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
      5. After 2 hours, pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees C and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
      6. Unwrap the dough and cut into 16 rounds with a sharp knife, flatten and lay them on the sheets 2 inches apart.
      7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
      8. Remove cookies from trays and let cool on a rack.
      9. Enjoy the cookies with tea or coffee.

      Trivia:

      • Fresh vanilla beans are green and have no aroma and flavor.The black vanilla beans we are accustomed to, require 3-6 months of curing to develop flavor and aroma.
      • Vanilla is expensive because the flower which grows the bean only last for 24 hours. If it dies, no beans can be harvested.
      • Until the late 1800s, vanilla was used to sooth and calm down people who suffered from hysteria.And it was considered sacred.
      • Did you know that American consume around 2 billion cookies every year.
      • The word cookie comes from a Dutch word koekje which mean “small cakes”, but they are called biscuits in England.

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