Sunday, September 25, 2011

smart cookies and pizza

Here in NY it's pretty hot and muggy. That doesn't stop me from turning on the oven and trying to recreate one of my favorite cookies. These cookies come from California, from the cookie department. You can read the story online, but basically, these cookies are heaven with a purpose.

Of course, I can only eat the "smart" cookie, which is shown here:

I wanted to re-create this cookie without any sugar, because then I can eat a ton of it and not feel bad. Here's my recipe:


1 cup pumpkin mix
½ cup applesauce
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packets of truvia
1 teaspoon agave

½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
¾ cup oatmeal

heaping ¼ cup dried cranberries
sea salt to sprinkle

-preheat oven to 375 F and set out baking pan with parchment paper
-mix together wet ingredients
-stir in dry ingredients
-fold in cranberry mix
-spoon cookies out onto baking pan
-sprinkle sea salt over the top
-bake for 10-15 minutes

A little disclaimer, I didn't have regular cranberry mix, so I used this:

It turned out ok though! Also, I know the original wrapper says sweet potato, but pumpkin puree is a lot easier to find here. 

These cookies are ok, not as good as The Cookie Departments, but a ton healthier. There is no sugar, and is full of whole grains. They are almost breakfast cookies. I like them, but I miss the Berkeley version. My sister sent me four of these cookies... so once I ran out I wanted to make my own. 

A few days ago I was really craving pizza, but didn't have the time to make any. I walked around the block to a vegan pizza place, and got this baby:

Ignore the big bite taken out of it... It's a "green" pizza which means broccoli, zucchini, spinach, and green bell peppers atop pesto and a spelt crust. Very good, and HUGE, for only $4. Delicious!
I'm off to do homework before going to Brooklyn to climb. :)

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