Friday, May 27, 2011

Cookie Crisps with Decadent Dark Chocolate Sauce

 
Here’s a great way to enjoy the antioxidant benefits chocolate has to offer. Flaxseed is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, a type of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acid similar to those found in fish. In many studies, flaxseed has been shown to play a role in fighting heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Read on for the fabulous recipe and be sure to visit Yahoo 7 Lifestyle for more yummy recipes…
 
Ingredients
Sauce
• 120 g dark chocolate
• 1⁄2 cup whole milk
• 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
 
Cookies
• 2 cups wholemeal pastry flour
• 2 tablespoons flaxseed
• 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 4 tablespoons trans-free margarine, softened
• 2 tablespoons canola oil
• 1⁄3 cup packed dark brown sugar
• 1⁄3 cup honey
• 1 large egg

Method
Chocolate Sauce:
1. Heat the chocolate, milk and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted and smooth. Serve warm.

Cookies:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. Combine the flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. Cream the margarine, oil, sugar, honey and egg with a hand mixer. Add the reserved dry ingredients and stir until combined.
4. Drop by rounded tablespoons on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Let cool on the trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
 
Notes
NUTRITION PER SERVING (Chocolate sauce)
• 830 kilojoules
• 2 g protein
• 25 g carbohydrates
• 10 g fat
• 9 g saturated fat*
• 5 mg cholesterol
• 28 mg sodium
• 1 g fibre

NUTRITION PER SERVING (Cookies)

• 1,066 kilojoules
• 4 g protein
• 31 g carbohydrates
• 12 g fat
• 1 g saturated fat
• 22 mg cholesterol
• 180 mg sodium
• 4 g fibre

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