So… how can I make us smile today? First of my answer to this puzzle is making and sharing a guiltless treat recipe! Such as this Healthy, Low-Calorie Chocolate Cookie Dough Recipe! 🙂 Now, how about that for boosting our moods today?!
LOW-CALORIE CHOCOLATE COOKIE DOUGH!
Based on my original Healthy Low-Calorie Cookie Dough Recipe that I’ve shared with you recently this Chocolate Cookie Dough gives it a decadent spin! Rejoice us, the chocolate lovers! (I’m a big-timer chocolate-devotee: everything that smells like cocoa makes me so happy and… hungry!)
Just as the previous recipe, this recipe is very easy to whip up and you can even have this dough for breakfast if you like! My favorite way of eating it is to have it as a snack, with my mid-day cup of coffee! 🙂
Oh, and if you want to make it ever more decadent you can also pour some of this Chocolate Sauce over it! Drooooool! 🙂
A PRETTY STRIPED OUTFIT
…Because how could I not share this pretty fall outfit with you? Versatile and feminine – it’s super-comfy thanks to this flowing midi skirt that doesn’t restrict my motions and this fitted yet stretchy top.
Both items from the affordable Forever 21 – this pretty striped outfit is great for going out for some coffee with your friends, for a casual meeting or for just hanging out on a nice Fall weekend!
Low-Calorie Chocolate Cookie Dough
The Low-Calorie Chocolate Cookie Dough is an ultimate guiltless treat that you can indulge on without worrying about gaining weight!
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spread the flour on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. To ensure that the flour is cooked through pile the flour into a mound and insert an instant-read thermometer. The temperature must be at least 160F. If it's lower than that let the flour bake 2-3 minutes longer.
Let the flour cool down to the room temperature.
In the mean time beat the butter, salt, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add the apple sauce and beat some more until incorporated.
Whisk the cocoa powder with the flour.
Fold the dry mix into the butter mixture. Mix until incorporated.
Scoop the dough into a container pressing it down gently. Let the dough cool down in the fridge until it's hardened. Enjoy! 🙂