Valentines’ Day is just around the corner and to honor the occasion why not indulge on a pretty bright-red dessert as you’re picking a bright-red Valentine’s Day Dress in the meantime?
Well, as you already know I don’t like waiting too much for an occasion to have a dessert!
Yet, an occasion such as a holiday is always a fun way to mix things up when it comes to picking what kind (or color) dessert I’m going to have!So, since all the reds are coming our way – I say: let’s make it as indulgently pretty and guiltlessly sweet as we can, right?
LOW-CALORIE RED VELVET COOKIE DOUGH!
The scoops of this pretty dough make you just want to dig in, don’t they?!
Yes – I say – I certainly liked serving my cookie dough scooped like this into a pretty bowl!At the same time, if you’re in the mood to eat it right out of the mixing bowl – when it’s still a little warm and soooo aromatic… I say – there’s nothing wrong with doing that either!
Finally – you can also smear it on a piece of a fruit (to healthy-fy it even more!)Or… just take a few spoonfuls out of the storage container (I store mine in these pretty ice-cream jars)!Finally – you can also smear it on a piece of a fruit (to healthy-fy it even more!)
And… really – you don’t need to wait until the Valentine’s Day to treat yourself or your loved ones! I say: treat yourself – always! And share the treat and/or your good mood with everyone around!Because… it’s what love is all about, right?
Making each other’s lives brighter (and sweeter)!
What do you think about that?
Low-Calorie Red Velvet Cookie Dough
The Low-Calorie Red Velvet Cookie Dough is an ultimate guiltless treat that you can indulge on without worrying about gaining weight!
- 1 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1-3 drops red food coloring
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 the red food coloring. Beat together the mixture is even.
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!