I usually try to cook the perfect amount of sweets according to how many people will be enjoying a dessert, hence my Skinny Cranberry Cookies for two (and they include white chocolate chips, by the way). This way, no one over eats! Until college, I would always try to finish my plate regardless of how stuffed I was – most people are that way, right? I realized the best thing to do was to put less on my plate. Thus, I’ve invented a recipe for only two cookies at 100 calories each!Cranberry and white chocolate are the new PB&J – hasn’t anyone told you? Like how Skinny Cranberry Cookies are the new chocolate chip. So make these cookies right. Here are some of my favorite cookie necessities:
Cookie Monster Clutch I Cookie Phone Case I Cookie Sheets and Cooling Tray I Copper Mixing Bowls I Macaroons I Copper Cookie Jar I Cookie Spatula I Pink Florals I Nature Marble Tray I Gray and Gold-Handled Tray
Favorites? Hello . . . there is an actual cookie monster clutch, so . . . Also, I love florals and that pink arrangement is my new favorite thing that I must have. And finally, my middle name should probably be marble because it’s my favorite thing in the world right now and that marble tray with the gold handles is to die for!
- 1/3 cup pastry flour (110 calories - may substitute with whole wheat flour, but the cottage cheese will need to be increased by 1 - 2 tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (2 calories)
- Sprinkle of salt
- 2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese (22.5 calories)
- 1 tablespoon liquid eggbeaters or egg-whites (8 calories)
- 10 less-sugar dried cranberries, 5 per cookie (about 20 calories, give or take)
- 24 white chocolate chips, 10 melted (48 calories, depending)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt 10 chocolate chips.
- In a separate, medium-sized bowl, mix together dry ingredients. You can include dried cranberries and dry chocolate chips, but I prefer to wait and evenly add them to cookie balls.
- Stir in melted chocolate chips, cottage cheese and eggbeaters (or eggwhites).
- Once batter has been well stirred, divide dough in half and form into two cookie balls. Add in dried cranberries and chocolate chips if you haven't yet done so.
- Place cookie balls, separated about 2 - 3 inches apart, on parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are slightly golden and the dough is no longer wet and mushy!