Heath Bar Cookies

[donotprint]This cookie recipe comes close to not being allowed on this blog because calling a healthy snack is just wrong. A lot of the time when I take a normal cookie recipe and reduce the sugar and fat it feels so much healthier than what I could have made and through some magical transformation it becomes “healthy” or a “healthier version”. Anything to justify heath bar. Yum![/donotprint]

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1 1/2 cup white whole wheat all purpose flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 1.4 ounce Heath Bars, chopped into small bits

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In medium bowl, whisk together flours, flaxseed, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

In large bowl, cream butter with rubber spatula. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until batter starts to stick together and form a ball. Add Heath Bar bits and mix into dough.

Scoop dough with a cookie scoop onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges just start to brown and the tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Inspired heavily by a beautiful recipe from Simply Recipes:
http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/005213heath_bar_cookies.php

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