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Healthy Mocha-Nut Fudge Flats

We all love to splurge and enjoy homemade cookies during the holidays. It is near impossible to enjoy just one. Then, once the festivities are over, we start to wonder why we enjoyed one too many treats. This year, skip the post-holiday indulgence regret and make a batch of healthy cookies to share with friends and family.

Here is a recipe for healthy mocha-nut fudge flats that is sure to have everyone’s mouth watering.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup hazelnuts (skins removed)
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tbsp strong brewed coffee (cooled)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. Toast nuts on a baking sheet, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (8-10 minutes). Let cool, then chop finely.
  3. Sift confectioners’ sugar, cocoa and salt in a bow. Stir in egg white and coffee until smooth.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough on baking sheets, approximately two inches apart. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Bake for about 10 minutes. Then allow to cool completely.

Believe it or not, coffee is actually healthy, but does contain two types of oils, good and bad. The good oils have been known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, gout and many other diseases. To keep the bad oils from being included in this recipe, use a paper filter when brewing the coffee to minimize the effects.

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