Here are 9 of the best ever clean eating cookies recipes you’ll ever find. Who knew chocolate chip cookies could be so healthy and delicious too?
I know that Clean Eating sure is healthy, but sometimes it is also a lot more work to make cookies from scratch. Rather than just picking up a package at the local grocery store, mixing it up and baking it. But I can say that it is worth it in the end. I know that I certainly feel a lot better when I eat Clean.
All those preservatives aren’t good for you and they make me feel awful. I also know that everything I make that is Clean sure does taste a lot better too. I don’t even to look at a store bought cookie anymore. I think they are disgusting. Just think about how old they are, the only reason they aren’t rotten is that of all the preservatives in them. Disgusting!
When my mother grew up, her mother made everything from scratch almost. That was back before a lot of things were available pre-packaged at the stores. My mother grew up on homemade whole wheat bread, homemade cookies made with wholewheat flour (which she ground herself into flour).
Milk straight from the cow and eggs my mother gathered from the chicken nests herself. They even ate the chickens they killed and cleaned from the farm. Those were the days. My mother remembers that what they called store-bought bread was like candy to her.
My mother loved it, even craved it, and that is because they never had it. She only remembers the brand Wonder Bread with the red, yellow and blue balloons on the white plastic package.
On the other hand, my mother also remembers all the work it took to make a big batch of homemade bread once a week, which basically took the whole day. She remembers having to clean out the guts from the inside of a chicken. Her family planted an acre of garden and weeded it and watered it and picked the vegetables and froze and canned them.
Then there were her brother and father that had to milk the cows twice a day, every day – no days off there. If you wanted to go out of town you had to find someone else to milk the cows for you. She used to make her own butter from the fresh milk they got from the cows.
She also made homemade cottage cheese, now that is one thing she didn’t like homemade, store made is much creamier. The texture of homemade cottage cheese is awful. It certainly was a way of life and a whole lot of work. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
The point to all this is that we don’t have to do all the work to still have good clean homemade cookies. We can buy whole wheat flour from the store already ground. Of course, it isn’t as fresh and some of the nutrients have escaped by the time the flour gets to the store and you get it home.
You can buy good, fresh butter from the store. I have seen fresh homemade butter in my local grocery store made by the Amish. It sure does look good and looks just like the butter my Grandma used to make. A lot less work too. We can buy raw whole milk from the store too, don’t have to milk those cows either. It’s not as fresh though and actually a lot more expensive.
Anyway, have I made anyone want to go out and buy a farm with some cows and chickens and plant a huge garden? It can be done, it has been done for centuries and it certainly is a fun way of life. You’ll never have to go the gym again, you get all of the exercise you’ll ever need just working on the farm to put dinner on the table. Just to make myself clear, my mother’s life was great, but I am sure glad I can go to the store and buy good Clean Eating ingredients to make my Clean Eating Cookies Recipes.
Hope you like my good Clean Eating Cookies Recipes. I have a lot of other clean eating dessert recipes you won’t want to miss so I’m making it easy for you to find them.
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Clean Eating Cookies Recipes
1. Flourless Chocolate Chip Marshmallow White Bean Cookies – Gluten Free Daddy
Yes, these are made with navy beans! Think about it, how could a gluten-free cookies get any better? They couldn’t. The beans make it so you don’t need flour plus they make them really moist and give them a lot of protein. Better yet they look like “normal” chocolate chip cookies. That is really important especially for children because they won’t eat anything that doesn’t look like they think it should.
2. 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips – Clean Eating Recipes
These days 5 ingredient peanut butter cookies are very popular and easy to find. I like that they are clean and gluten-free. What I didn’t like about all the recipes I found stated specifically to not use natural peanut butter. I don’t eat peanut butter that isn’t natural. It’s not healthy at all. It’s full of of unhealthy oils and if you’ve ever looked at the ingredients, sugar is the second ingredient on the list. It so messes with my blood sugar which is not good. I was determined to come up with a good peanut butter cookie recipe made with natural peanut butter. I spent a lot of time experimenting and these cookies are the delicious result. The most important thing I discovered is that you have to stir the peanut butter really well. I mix mine with an electric mixer with one beater or my stick blender right in the bottle.
3. Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
The cheesecake filling makes these rich chocolate cookies something to rave about. If you’ve never used white whole wheat flour you really should try it. It’s made out of finely ground white wheat that is just like whole wheat flour but it’s white. White whole wheat flour has a finer texture and a lighter taste very similar to regular all-purpose flour. But it still has all of the same health benefits. I buy the white wheat and grind it into flour myself just like it do my whole wheat.
4. Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies – The Fit Housewife
Instead of buying Bear Paws cookies in the store and feeding you and your family stuff like palm oil, sugar and dextrose, make these healthy clean cookies. Make a big batch and put some in the freezer. They would be great for kids lunches. Just take one out of the freezer, put it in their lunch box. It will be thawed and ready to eat when lunchtime comes.
5. Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies – Leela Licious
These are made with good wholesome ingredients that will satisfy your sweet cravings, yet they are still delicious. More important, they are totally clean. Made with spelt flour, my all time favorite clean eating flour with unrefined sugar and coconut oil.
6. Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies – Eat Yourself Skinny
Here is a good alternative to chocolate chip cookies stuffed with refined sugar, butter and white flour. These are made with good wholesome ingredients. They are actually somewhat healthy and no flavor is sacrificed that’s for sure.
7. Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
These kind of have the same texture as brownies. They as fudgy like with three kinds of chocolate and a sweet peppermint flavor. They are perfect for Christmas or any other time for that matter. But what they are most of all is a chocoholic’s dream come true.
8. Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie – Well Plated
Bet you never new chickpeas could taste so good! They a new dimension of moistness and protein. Plus what could be better than peanut butter and chocolate together. Just make sure you buy clean chocolate chips. That means no semi sweet chocolate, it is processed. Buy only dark chocolate chips, I like the Enjoy Life brand.
9. Chocolate Chip Cookies – I Food Real
These are somewhat versatile meaning that you can change out some of the ingredients if you want to. Just use what you have on hand if that’s what you prefer. The maple syrup and honey can be interchanged, so can the spelt flour and the whole wheat flour and coconut butter and butter. They will turn out more cakey than chewy but they are still really good.
I hope you love these Clean Eating Cookies Recipes.