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Recipe Review: Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies From Self

Christmas is synonymous with so many things, one of them being cookies. Can you imagine Christmas without cookies? Well, now you can imagine a cookie that is relatively guilt-free. I saw a cookie recipe while flipping through the December issue of Self that I had to try: Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies. As you can see by the photo, they look tasty. So I whipped up a batch. To see how these cookies turned out and if mine look as presentable as the ones in the magazine,


These cookies are great and tasted a lot like brownies. The walnuts, aside from providing some healthy omega-3 fatty acids, give the cookies a rich flavor. They may not be the most attractive cookies, but my dinner guests, both kids and parents alike, loved them too.

For only 55 calories a cookie, these cookies are a guilt-free pleasure, plus they're easy to make. I didn't even have to get out my electric hand mixer. Like most baking, the secret is to use really good chocolate. I used a mixture of Valrhona and Green and Black's. I think these would be a perfect dessert for any holiday party or cookie exchange.

Do you have a healthy snack or recipe to share? Then share it in the Lite'n it Up - Healthy Recipe Group and I might just post it on FitSugar.


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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Laurmigs, That sounds like an AWFUL huge amount of stevia...RU SURE??? Your individual recipe sounds like a recipe for disaster!!!--Everyone knows with stevia, a dab will do ya! ;-)
Misalady Misalady 8 years
These look tasty!
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I might try these. I very rarely eat sweets, but when I do, it's chocolate!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I saw this recipe in the mag and I definitely want to try it. Half my family's on a diet and will appreciate "guilt free" cookies!
theglossarie theglossarie 8 years
I actually tore this one out! I think I might make them on Sunday. Yummmmmm!
beram1220 beram1220 8 years
3 cups of powdered sugar???!! That doesn't seem very healthy to me...
laurmigs laurmigs 8 years
i saw this recipe and tried it, but scaled down the recipe to individual servings since i live by myself. After trying it, i have made these every single night since then!!! haha..for the individual cookies, i used: 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoon powdered sugar 1 tablespoon stevia powder splash of vanilla tablespoon of walnuts
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Yay! Guilt free cookies. Going to bake these up this weekend and see what my family thinks. thanks fit!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
I saw these and thought they looked delicious...maybe I'll make these for Christmas so I can have a guilt-free dessert :-)
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
i made these and they are pretty good...they taste interesting and not like a traditional cookie, but they become pretty addicting
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Wow, I actually have all of those ingredients in my fridge right now! These look good but it reminds me that I've been wanting to try this Black Bean brownie recipe. I can't remember how I found it, might have been on fit or Yumsugar or somewhere else:
treva treva 8 years
I saw this recipe actually and was tempted to make it! Now I think I will! Thanks for the review Fit!
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