My little 2 of 3, the pickiest of picky eaters, LOVED these cookies! She couldn't get enough. So she got her own little video to prove her love.
I graduated from Baylor University many years ago with a Bachelor of Science. My major was dietetics/nutrition. And all I have to show for money spent on the tuition is a few modified recipes. They are quite yummy and healthy so I guess that part is good!
So here's today's $35,000 recipe.
Butternut Squash Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 butter nut squash baked and then skin removed (pumpkin can be substituted too)
1 large egg
1/2 cup vanilla coconut yogurt
6 tablespoons applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 cups unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Use a mixer or place in blender butternut squash, egg, yogurt, honey, molasses, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. I used the Vitamix to blend together until smooth. Add the flour and stir just until it is mixed in, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a very generously rounded tablespoon measure, drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets spacing about 2 inches apart (cookies shouldn’t spread much). Bake at 375º for 13 to 15 minutes.
Remove from tray and let cool.
Makes about 18 cookies
Natalie's Note: I find if I bake all of the cookies at once, they are eaten at once. Really, they are gone almost before they are cooled. So today I made 7 cookies and froze the rest. My thinking on the 7 was that my husband and I could have 2 and the kids could each have one. It didn't work out so well for us. The girls ate 2 and the adults and baby had one. I froze the rest of the batter in balls. I had to put the entire bowl in the freezer so the dough was hard enough to make balls. Then I let the balls freeze and transferred them to a freezer bag. Now I'm making a few hot cookies for my husband and myself. We were robbed earlier!!! FYI there is a serious increase in cooking time when cooking frozen ball batter!