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Healthier Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

healthy mint chocolate chipOver the holidays I was given a bag of Monk Fruit in the Raw. I never heard of monk fruit up until that point. I signed up for a free sample around September or October. YUM wasn’t very old then so I was excited to get my hands on something that could potentially turn into a sponsor post.

My bag of Monk Fruit in the Raw arrived in November. I was excited to join the Recipe ReDux’s Monk Fruit in the Raw Holiday challenge, but the problem was, at that time I was not accepted into The Recipe ReDux. So, the Monk Fruit folks emailed me to let me know that I could not enter the contest.  *sad face*

I made the cookies anyway and the good news is I am officially a member of The Recipe Redux and my first post will be this month!

It’s super secretive information so I can’t tell you what I’m cooking up, but it will be a lot of fun.

These cookies ended up being a bit of an experiment. The whole concept of Recipe Redux is to take a recipe and make it healthier.  In this case the sugar was replaced with the Monk Fruit in the Raw.

While kiddo liked these cookies and I didn’t mind the nice minty taste, they were a little drier than what I prefer my cookies to be. However, it did make a good crumbled topping for our Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream.

Healthier Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking sods
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2/3 cup Monk Fruit in the Raw
  • 2/3 cup zero calorie brown sugar I used Ideal Brown, xylitol
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine flours, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl add monk fruit, brown sugar substitute, and melted butter. Blend.
  • Add eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time. Blend after adding each.
  • Slowly add sugar mixture to flour mixture and continue to blend.
  • Add mint chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Drop by TBSP on greased cookie sheet.
  • Cook 10-11 minutes.

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  1. We are looking for healthier treats. DH found a Cooking Light Brownie that was amazingly good. I really wouldn’t have known they were lighter if I hadn’t read the recipe and checked the calorie count. Not an every day snack, but it was a nice holiday treat that I could enjoy.

    1. I treated myself to a subscription to Cooking Light. It has become one of my favorite magazines. I had subscriptions in the past but never utilized their full potential until now. Kiddo loves her treats so I am always on the lookout to try new, lower calorie and healthier options.

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