Monday, February 27, 2012

Healthy Recipes Whole Wheat Cookies (Mint & Stevia)

























Did you watch the Oscar last night? I fully enjoyed Billy Crystal's opening speech and singing, even though I have never heard of him (Am I too young or too old? Well, I only can remember a few: George Clooney, Brad Pitt...they are the few who are often on screen...). And the Best Actor Jean Dujardin's speech was marvelous! I thought French are reserved...he was screaming and said the "F" word (Jimmy Kimmel said!!) Another aspect of French, besides the world famous French kiss...agree?



Yeah, I was fully inspired by those Super Stars!! As I was watching the ceremony, I baked some Whole Wheat Mint Cookies...I actually had some fun-I made a "paper model" by drawing the Oscar figure and used a knife to cut the rolled dough in the figure shape. As you can see, it did take some time and efforts.

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Fish Salad (with Pu Erh)
Whole Wheat Lemon Banana cake (Stevia recipe)
Chinese Cheese Burger without cheese paired with Pu Erh Tea
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I did not have the patient to make more Oscars cookies...It was fun!!

Benefits-simple, light, minty, refreshing, great for weigh-loss lovers!! Mint actually helps release throat pain. If you are a speaker or teacher, drink some mint tea is good for your throat. But good rest is always the best option.

Tea pairing-green tea or herbal tea or you can eat with dipping sauces.

Ingredients:

4 cup whole wheat flour
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
2 eggs
2 tsp mint extract
3 tbsp stevia powder
1 cup Vanilla soymilk

Instructions

1. Dump everything into food blender and just use regular speed for 1-2 minutes. I think I like the food blender more as it can make dough!!! Amazing!! If your food blender is not big enough, try to make two batches.
2 Use Pasta machine to roll the dough. I learned pasta machine is a perfect dough roller: evenly, quickly, and perfectly!! Here's another post where you can find the video as how to use pasta machine to "roll" the dough. I used #5.

3. Preheat the oven to 350F
4. Use "Star cookie cutter" to cut in shape.
5. Transfer all "super stars" to a baking tray lined with patchment paper.
6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges become golden.











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