Healthified Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

This recipe was developed by one of our long-time and well loved customers when she had cancer.  She has since passed on, but her recipe remains with us.  Her motivation in developing this recipe stemmed from a love of Oreos and the desire to eliminate (or at least greatly reduce) the amount of processed and refined foods in her diet to help promote her healing.

Healthified Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

The mixed grains flour in this recipe can really be any mixture of grains you want, ground in your WonderMill.  We have a mixture called Bruce’s Cereal which consists of six grains: oats, barley, rye, brown rice, millet, and buckwheat.

This grain blend is delicious, but because it doesn’t contain any wheat, it has very little gluten.  This will result in a crumbly cookie.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want a cookie with a little more durability, add in some wheat or spelt.  70/30 is the standard ratio.  70% glutenous grain to 30% non-glutenous grain.  So, if you’re grinding one cup of grain, make about 3/4 of a cup wheat and the other 1/4 cup can be whatever you want.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with WonderMill

You’ll notice that we’ve added a minty option to these cookies using peppermint emulsion.  What’s an emulsion, you ask?  It’s the type of flavoring used by the professionals and in bakeries.  It’s a water-based flavoring and unlike extracts there’s no alcohol.  What this means is all the flavor stays put.  With extracts, the alcohol evaporates and takes with it some of the flavor.  Don’t be afraid to try other flavors that pair well with chocolate.  Like orange or almond.

Healthified Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
Cookies
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1⅔ cups dried cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp peppermint emulsion (optional)
  • 2½ cups mixed grain flour
  • 1 tsp real salt
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
Filling
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Cream coconut oil and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and optional emulsion. Blend well.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
  4. Shape into quarter-sized balls and gently smash into disks.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes.
Filling
  1. Combine all the filling ingredients.
  2. Spread on the bottom of one cookie and top with another cookie. Repeat until all the cookies are assembled.

 

About Kitchen Kneads

Kitchen Kneads is Utah's largest supplier of grains, beans, nuts, chocolate, & kitchen gadgets. We've been in business for 40 years. We are a store that is so much more than just "kitchen kneads". We specialize in food storage and self reliance, medicinal herbs and essential oils, as well as general cooking, baking, and kitchen gadgets and small appliances. The theme of our store can be summed up as self reliance in ALL areas of life. Check out the Kitchen Kneads Blog.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: Our experience with the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge has probably been different from most others, where we are a bricks-and-mortar business that has been selling the WonderMill since it's debut. We have also been cooking and baking with many different grains for the past 40 years. So our experience here has been exciting in that we have been able to reach out to and share our knowledge with a wider audience. We are always very happy to share our experiences and help those around us. We hope that we have done just that and helped you become more excited to try new freshly ground grains in your kitchen.

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2 Responses to Healthified Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  1. Judith Martinez says:

    I don’t have a grain mill yet. Does anyone know if this recipe would be successful using plain old white flour instead? It would still be healthier then Oreos and cheaper too.

    • Yes, this recipe will still work with all-purpose white flour. But as soon as you get a grain mill be sure to make it with a mixed grain flour. It tastes so much better.

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