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-Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Green Beer Cookies

Show up your friends' pitiful excuse for holiday spirit and their green beer with something more. Green Beer Cookies. Yes! Bite-sized, sweet green morsels made with your favorite ale.

St. Patrick's Green Beer Cookies

3 tbsp nonfat plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup soft dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp spirulina
3 tbsp Guinness or other ale
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp almond meal
1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Blend the greek yogurt, sugars, and vanilla extract together until smooth.
Add the vinegar, flaxseed, spirulina, ale, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until all are smoothly combined.
Sift the flour in, while mixing. Add the almond meal. Continue to mix until consistent.
Fold in the sliced almonds.

Drop 2 heaping tsp of the batter onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool for about five minutes, then move to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or room temperature! Go on, have a peace! I dare you.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good except I don't have flaxseed, almond meal, or spirulina. Other (less healthy ok) substitutes?