5 Recipes for Smart Cookies

You'll feel like a genius when you bake up these better-for-you treats made with fiber-rich whole grains. The kids? They won't know the difference. 

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Fudgy Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Tara Donne

Fudgy Brownie Sandwich Cookies

These irresistibly rich cookies have a secret ingredient: black beans. We promise the kids won't suspect a thing.

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(Secretly Healthy) Black Bean Sandwich Cookies

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Strawberry-Almond Financiers

Tara Donne

Strawberry-Almond Financiers

Kids (and grown-ups) will go gaga for these moist, flavorful treats. Bonus: Almond flour has double the protein and triple the fiber of white, all-purpose flour. You can buy it in many grocery stores, or make your own by grinding blanched almonds to a fine powder in a food processor.

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Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Tara Donne

Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

Spelt flour is a nutty-tasting whole-grain flour. If you can't find it, sub whole-wheat pastry flour. 

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Jammy Oat-Crumble Bars

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Jammy Oat-Crumble Bars

These homey bars are perfect for afterschool or even an on-the-go breakfast. Make oat flour by grinding oats in your blender. Or look for it at the grocery store, from brands like Bob's Red Mill. 

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Chocolate-Drizzled Macaroons

Tara Donne

Chocolate-Drizzled Macaroons

How can you make macaroons even better? Chocolate drizzle. Make sure to use unsweetened coconut for these simple, gluten-free cookies.

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