Hi friends! How about these Low-Calorie Apple Cookies as a today’s treat? Oh, I know you’re going to love them!
Why? Because I loved them so much! Yummy and chewy, they are seriously satisfying! Yet, the best thing is… they are good for you! Low-calorie, low-fat, all-natural and healthy – how can you go wrong?
LOW-CALORIE APPLE COOKIES
OK, I’ll be honest – I made and photographed these cookies way in the Fall, but I didn’t get to share them with you then (I thought it was more important to post this Healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe instead)!
Yet, after eating these cookies (mostly for breakfast – to start the day off right!), I saw a nice drop in the numbers on my scale!
The cookies worked! Now that the Winter Holidays are over and, yet again, I see that the numbers on my scale crept up a good number, I thought it’d be nice to bake these cookies again! And share them with you, too!
So what’s the secret behind the low-calorie deceptively-looking, yummy apple cookies?
- They’re made with my favorite low-calorie, high-protein farmers cheese (you can find more farmers cheese based recipes here!)
- There’re lots and lots of apple in them!
- Instead of putting lots of sugar IN the cookies – I put some ON them! Just a few sugary sprinkles are enough for your taste buds to wake up to the luxurious taste! Yet, there’s very little sugar in the actual dough. But… trust me – you don’t need it! The sugary crust does a great the taste-buds-satisfying job!
So, what do you say?
Let’s get to baking?
The Low-Calorie Apple Cookies are indulgent and yummy, and at the same time they are guiltlessly healthy, low in calories and fat, all-natural and easy to make!
- 6 oz fat-free farmer's cheese or ricotta cheese
- 2 oz butter
- 1 apple or 2 small apples
- 1 egg white
- 2/3 cup fructose sugar
- 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Bring the butter to room temperature. You'll want it to be soft. Grate the apple.
Blend together the butter, farmer's cheese, egg white, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until the mixture is very even.
Whisk together the flour and the baking powder.
Sift the flour mixture into the cheese mixture. Add the apple. Mix well.
Put the dough in the fridge and let it cool for at about 30 minutes or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Like your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough into a log and cut into 12-15 pieces.
Roll each piece of dough into a ball, sprinkle it with the reserved sugar and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.