Still in the hunt to find that perfect cookie! It doesn't exist in my kitchen, but I found a recipe to tweak which has no added sugars! And it tastes good! Hooray. The recipe included turmeric, however, healthy as it may be....I didn't want to go there, yet! I figured Chinese 5 spice would be an interesting substitution for the turmeric. It was, and we proceeded to make them disappear within 24 hours (or less). I know they would never win a contest for the best looking cookie...who cares if they taste good and are good for you!
Five Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 Tbsp Chinese five spice powder
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup almond flour
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 Tbsp applesauce
2 Tbsp tahini (or peanut butter)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp honey
1/3 cup brown rice crisps (or rice crispy type cereal)
1/3 - 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
In a bowl, add all the ingredients, except cereal and chips, and mix well. Add the cereal and chips blending well. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place small spoonfulls of batter onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. This recipe makes approximately 20-24 cookies. Enjoy!