Just Desserts: Triple Ginger Cookies, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Brownies
Enjoy the healthful take on four delightful dessert treats created by the chefs at Canyon Ranch for you to enjoy this holiday season.
Triple Ginger Cookies
The "Triple" in the name comes from the three types of ginger in the recipe: Fresh, powdered, and crystallized. The addition of crystallized ginger adds a sweetness to the recipe. Crystallized ginger is created by soaking in sugar water, where it softens, then the pieces are coated in sugar and dried.
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Oatmeal and cranberries combined are an excellent source of fiber--with the cranberries adding vitamin C. These cookies also taste great with raisins or even chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Canyon Ranch's famous chocolate chip cookies use low-fat cream cheese instead of all butter to help lower the fat. Plus, using a more nutrient-dense whole wheat flour adds more fiber, protein, and vitamins without adding more calories.
What's better than a decadent dessert from our youth? A healthful version as an adult. This recipe uses dark chocolate, which studies show can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.