With the weather changing, it is the perfect time to find your new favourite cookie! These confetti cookies are easy to make and sure to add some colour to a Fall day.
Watch out chocolate chip, there is a new cookie in town! Dietitian Hannah's gooey confetti cookies are perfect when you are in the mood for something extra sweet. They come together in less than 30 minutes which make them perfect when you are in a time pinch - no sacrifice on flavor here! Try these out for your next get together, school bake sale or office party - they are sure to be a hit :)
Perhaps you are surprised that a team of Registered Dietitian would recommend a cookie with real sugar, butter, and flour. Let us explain! At Vitality Nutrition, our team of nutritionists have a slogan: "fuel the body, feed the soul" which encompasses our food philosophy. While our dietitians believe in making nutritionally balanced food choices as often as possible (to fuel the body) we also believe that what we choose to eat goes beyond the physical (feed the soul). Sometimes enjoying something sweet is exactly what we need for our soul!
When we allow ourselves to enjoy all types of foods we build trust with ourselves and reject the notion of "good" and "bad" foods. And by honouring our craving, instead of always substituting for the 'healthier' version, we may find ourselves eating just enough to satisfy! In other words, by allowing ourselves to eat all types of foods, we find ourselves enjoying a balance of foods that fuel the body and foods that feed the soul. As dietitians we have found that adopting a more flexible mindset actually leads to greater consistency overall. And consistency, in many cases, is often the missing link between you and your goals!
GOOEY CONFETTI COOKIES
- 1½ cups (300g) white sugar
- ¾ cup (180g) margarine or butter, room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (350g) flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- Beat sugar with the room temperature margarine (or butter) with electric beaters until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract, beat until combined.
- Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until no streaks of flour remain. Be careful not to overmix!
- Add the sprinkles and gently fold them into the batter.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place each ball on the cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 11 minutes. The cookies will look a bit raw when you remove them from the oven. However, this maintains their gooey texture as they will continue to cook as they cool!
- Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Enjoy immediately, share with friends and family, or store the cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months to enjoy when you are wanting something sweet!
Do you find yourself feeling 'out of control' around sweet foods like cookies? If so, it could be caused by diet rules you've learned in the past or the way you are thinking about food! Food is more than fuel and enjoying a delicious cookie guilt-free can be a part of healthy living. Adopting a more flexible mindset towards foods and moving away from all-or-nothing thinking is often the missing link to building a healthy relationship with food and achieving the consistency you need to experience improved overall health. If you are looking to reach your goals all while enjoying the sweeter things in life, then click here to learn more about how working one-on-one with Dietitian Hannah can help!
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