YIELD:  30 Cookies                          Preparation time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS                                                                                             AMOUNT

Whole wheat pastry flour[3] 2 cups
Quick oats 1 cup
Margarine (transfat free) or butter 1 1/4 cups
Stevia 1/4 tsp (teaspoon) 


or ½ tsp truvia

Or 1 cup erythritol  or xylitol*

¼ teaspoon (tsp)
Honey[4] 1 cup
Eggs 2 large
Vanilla extract 2 tsps
Applesauce 1 cup
Ground flax seed 1 Tablespoon
Wheat germ 1 tsp
Kelp powder or dulse flakes 1 Tablespoon
Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
Optional: Nutmeg 1/4 tsp
Dried cranberries (soaked in hot water) 1 ½ cups
DARK chocolate chips 1 ½ cups


  1. 1.    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. 2.    In mixing bowl with whisk combine flours and oats; mix well and set aside.
  3. 3.    In electric mixer, cream butter/margarine, and blend in honey and stevia (or truvia, or other sweeteners). Scrape sides of bowl often, as needed.
  4. 4.    Add vanilla and eggs, mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  5. 5.    Add in sequence, without mixing, applesauce, cinnamon, flax seed, wheat germ, kelp, flour mixture, dark chocolate chips and cranberries.
  6. 6.    Blend these all together.  DO NOT OVERMIX.
  7. 7.    Use a well-rounded tablespoon to place cookies on parchment paper or cookie tray about 1 ½ inches apart.
  8. 8.    Bake at 300 for 14-18 minutes.
  9. 9.    Cool on rack.

This recipe was created by Senior Living Residences.  http://www.seniorlivingresidences.com/

[1] Developed following Memory Preservation Nutrition® program by Neville Cullen, Senior Living Residences’ (SLR) former corporate chef, and Kim Smith, current SLR Corporate Chef with a variety of adaptations from SLR’s talented chefs and food service directors.

[2] These are low sodium cookies as they are light and fluffy without baking soda or powder, and salt free.

[3] Some chefs prefer to use 1 cup white flour along with 1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour for fluffier cookies.

[4] For -SUGAR-FREE, low calorie version delete the honey and substitute ¼ tspn additional stevia or any of the other listed non-sugar sweeteners with the suggested amounts.


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