As the holiday season is upon us, we’re all looking for that perfect treat to share with loved ones. Something that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also aligns with our health-conscious habits. Well, look no further! We’re here to introduce you to an irresistible dessert: our healthy Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies.
These cookies are a delightful fusion of rich chocolate and invigorating peppermint, all wrapped up in a swirl of festive joy. Envision biting into a soft, delectable cookie, where each layer unfurls the indulgent taste of cocoa paired with the refreshing burst of peppermint. But what makes these cookies truly special is their healthful twist.
Our Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies are more than just a sweet indulgence. They’re crafted with carefully selected, nutritious ingredients, ensuring these treats are as good for your health as they are for your holiday spirit.
Whether you’re planning a cozy family gathering, hosting a grand holiday party, or simply want to enjoy the season with a guilt-free treat, these Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies are the perfect fit. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, preheat those ovens, and get ready to spread some holiday cheer with these scrumptious, health-friendly cookies!
Get ready to indulge in a festive treat that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Our Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies are not only a delight for the taste buds, but also a healthy choice for those who are trying to lose weight on Nutrisystem.
This recipe yields 12 servings, with each serving consisting of two cookies. At just 172 calories per serving, these cookies are an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth without straying from your nutritional goals. On the Nutrisystem weight loss plan, you can log them as one SmartCarb and two Extras in the NuMi app.
The ingredients for our cookies are simple yet flavorful. We use whole wheat pastry flour as our base, along with baking powder and baking soda for leavening.
For sweetness and moisture, we incorporate eggs, softened light butter, unsweetened applesauce and white sugar. The star flavors come from peppermint extract and crushed peppermint candy canes, which provide a refreshing contrast to the rich cocoa powder that’s mixed into the dough.
The process of making these cookies is as enjoyable as eating them. Begin by whisking together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in one bowl.
In another bowl, beat the eggs, butter, applesauce and sugar until well combined. Then, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones to form the cookie dough.
Now comes the fun part — creating the swirl. Divide the dough in half, placing each half in separate bowls. Add cocoa powder to one half and mix well. To the other half, add the peppermint extract and crushed candy canes, stirring until everything is well incorporated.
Once your two doughs are ready, cover both bowls and chill them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. After chilling, roll out each dough separately into a quarter-inch thick square. Layer the peppermint dough on top of the chocolate dough, then roll them together into a log. Wrap this in plastic or wax paper, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice your log of dough into quarter to half-inch slices, yielding a total of 24 cookies. Arrange these on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 13 minutes. Once baked, let the cookies cool on a wire rack.
The result is a batch of beautifully swirled Chocolate Peppermint Cookies that are sure to bring joy to your holiday season!
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