This healthy chocolate cookie recipe makes thin, sugar-kissed cookies flavored with dried cranberries and hazelnuts. The cookies are drizzled with homemade natural red icing, but if you prefer white icing, omit the natural red dye.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the cookie dough for up to 1 day. Store baked cookies airtight in a single layer for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Tips: White whole-wheat flour is made from a special variety of white wheat that is lighter in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer.
Pasteurized dried egg whites are a wise choice in recipes that call for uncooked egg whites, like icings or meringues. Look for brands like Just Whites in the baking or natural-foods section of most supermarkets. Reconstitute according to package directions or use according to the recipe.
Find red and other natural liquid dyes plus a rainbow of already-dyed decorating sugars at chocolatecraftkits.com.
75 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 11.5g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 6.7g; fat 3.3g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 7.8mg; vitamin a iu 11.6IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 11.2mcg; calcium 17.6mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 13.7mg; potassium 51.9mg; sodium 36.2mg; added sugar 7g.