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Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s FIT FRIDAY around here. . .

I love to have Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness come to hang out with us!

This week Nichole’s Combo Workout.  A Healthy Recipe from me + Fitness Tips from Nichole= a healthy, happy, balanced life!

Nichole’s Combo Workout. . .

This week’s workout is all about getting the heart rate up while working on some strong sexy muscles. There are some days where I can totally fit in cardio and weights separately and there are days when I have to combine them or just pick one (I love them both…how can I choose?). On those days we combo it up. There are also days where I don’t feel like doing either one, combo days are great then too.

Warm Up-
10 minutes of easy cardio and light stretching. Nothing too crazy, just want to wake up the muscles a bit.
Treadmill: run .25 miles (400 m) HARD
15 squats with shoulder press (db)
15 pushups
15 dips
15 v-ups on a bench
Rpt 4x; each repeat take up the incline 1%
Remember; you have to challenge yourself. If you are just aiming to get it done with the least amount of effort possible you aren’t going benefit much.

 

 

 

 

 

Ruthie’s Healthy Recipe. . .

Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a healthier cookie with the perfect combo of sweet, salty, and a bit of tang! Enjoy!!

Cherry Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com are a healthier cookie and the perfect combo of sweet, salty, with a bit of tang! Enjoy!!

I’m such a fan of dried cherries!  I just adore them.  They’re tart mingled with sweet and bring a lovely tang to these Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  Then add in some dark chocolate chunks and pistachios. . .  you’re mind will not believe what your tastebuds are saying!  SO amazing.

Cherry Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com are a healthier cookie and the perfect combo of sweet, salty, with a bit of tang! Enjoy!!

Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies is a healthier cookie and they make a lot so be sure to freeze some to have later too.  They’ll keep great in a gallon freezer bag for up to a couple of months.   I like to grab them to take hiking with me or when I’m running out the door to something and need a quick pick-me-up.

Cherry Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com are a healthier cookie and the perfect combo of sweet, salty, with a bit of tang! Enjoy!!

Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe will be put on the repeat list for sure!  No one will ever guess they have only a 1/4 cup of butter in 70 cookies!  Most of the moisture comes from the applesauce but you don’t have to tell anyone that 🙂

Cherry Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com are a healthier cookie and the perfect combo of sweet, salty, with a bit of tang! Enjoy!!

Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies need to happen in your life!  Yep, you’ll be thanking me for sure!!

Happy Fit Friday!

Much Love and Peace~

Ruthie

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Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry, Pistachio, Chocolate Chunk Cookies on www.cookingwithruthie.com are a healthier cookie with the perfect combo of sweet, salty, and a bit of tang! Enjoy!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 cups whole rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 C milled flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups light brown sugar or 1 C agave, or half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites, to reduce fat/cholesterol, room temperature
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chunks
  • 2 cups dried cherries
  • 2 cups pistachio pieces
  • sea salt to garnish each ball of dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Coat half sheet pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whip butter and sugar or agave; cream until smooth.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, scraping with each addition.
  5. Add vanilla; mix.
  6. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, flax seed, baking soda, and sea salt; whisk together.
  7. Add dry mixture and mix until 80% incorporated.
  8. Add oats in two batches mixing between each addition.
  9. Do not over mix.
  10. Add chocolate chunks, cherries, and pistachio pieces; stir to incorporate.
  11. Drop cookies onto prepared pan by the tablespoon or use a large cookie scoop.
  12. Add a sprinkle of sea salt to each dough ball before cooking.
  13. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min or until edges are crispy and lightly browned.
  14. Store in airtight container.
  15. Dough can be frozen for two months or last one week in the fridge.
  16. Baked cookies freeze well for up to 2 months.
  17. Makes approx 70 cookies.
  18. * if using only agave, add an additional 1/2 C whole wheat flour

 

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  1. Paul says:

    5 stars
    My wife just made these last night and they turned out great!
    She improvised a bit, too. Yummy!
    Thanks Paul!

  2. Doug says:

    5 stars
    We just made these and they turned out great! We say it’s a health food since there are oats in the recipe. 🙂

    • Ruthie says:

      Yay!! That’s so awesome. . . I love these cookies soooooo much too! Totally agree on the “healthy” part, hahahah. Oh! remember they freeze super well so if you have any extras- toss them in a freezer zip baggie and enjoy later 🙂 Have an awesome weekend! xoxoxo~ Ruthie

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