Whole Grain Black and White Cookies

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks
Black White Cookies

Let’s face it—cookies are typically a no-no while on a healthy diet. Filled with sugar and unhealthy ingredients, these sweet treats are to be avoided at all costs while trying to lose weight. But what if we made a recipe with a few simple ingredient swaps to create Black and White Cookies that are totally diet-approved? You’re in luck!

Complete with a homemade icing, these Black and White Cookies add in a whole grain base to make them totally guilt-free and absolutely delicious. For the cookies, combine flour, baking soda, salt, almond milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract, butter, granulated sugar and egg. Separate the cookie dough into 24 cookies and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. To create the sweet and blissful black and white topping, combine convection sugar, boiling water almond extract and cocoa (for the chocolate half). Once the cookies have cooled, spread white icing over half, followed by the chocolate icing on the remaining half. Once the icing dries, bite into one of these guilt-free cookies to curb your sweet craving without derailing your diet.

On your Nutrisystem meal plan, three cookies count as one SmartCarb and clocks in at a mere 58 calories. Be sure to log your Whole Grain Black and White Cookies in your NuMi app to stay on track with your weight loss goals! Easily log your cookies right here in NuMi >

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Servings: 24 (1 serving = 3 cookies)

Calories per Serving: 87

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:

  • Cookies
  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup almond milk + 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup salted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Icing
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. boiling water, divided
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together almond milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a cup and set aside until curdled.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowel with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add egg and continue beating until fully combined.
  5. Mix in flour and almond milk mixture alternately in batches at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until smooth.
  6. Drop ~1 Tbsp. of batter at a time onto the prepared baking sheet. Smooth slightly (but don’t flatten!) to form nice, round circles.
  7. Bake cookies until set, but not browned (about 8-10 minutes).
  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then move to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cookies are cool, prepare the icing.
  10. Divide ¾ cup sugar into two bowls. Add 1 Tbsp. boiling water and the almond and vanilla extracts to one bowl and stir until smooth. Add cocoa and 2 Tbsp. boiling water to the other bowl and stir until smooth.
  11. Using pastry brushes or small spatulas, spread each icing over half of each cookie. Allow icing to dry before serving.