Superfood Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for Chinese New Year–All great journeys begin with the first step. To make sure you do not get hungry as you get ready to dive into the New Year, we have searched far and wide for a dog-gone-good cookie recipe THAT’S HEALTHY!

Superfood Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies for Chinese New Year

Time Needed: 23 Minutes
Serving Size: 25 Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 each Large egg
  • 1/3 cup/80ml Coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup/60ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3/4 cup/135g/4.7 oz Natvia
  •  1 tbsp/20ml/0.7 oz Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup/45g/1.5 oz Blendco superfood blend or shredded coconut
  • 1 cup/90g/3 oz rolled oats
  • 1 cup/150g/5.2 oz Whole meal flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup/90g/3 oz Dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 175c. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg, coconut oil, and almond milk, Natvia, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add Blendco, oats, flour and baking soda. Stir until just combined.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and mix until well distributed throughout the dough.
  5. Roll dough into balls and flatten with the palm of your hands to the desired size – these cookies don’t spread very much, so feel free to place them closer together. I used about 2 tbsp. of dough per cookie.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

As it is the Year of the Dog, we have included a cookie recipe for your four-legged friends! Dogs benefit from veering off the dry commercial foods to celebrate, make a pouch happy with a tasty treat.

Great Balls of Fire

This snack is not only delicious but is also filled with fibre, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water together in a bowl
  3. Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to the mixture and stir until dough softens
  4. Scoop out small spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls on your hands
  5. Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork
  6. Bake approximately 25 minutes until dough is hardened