Experiment #1:  SPRITZ COOKIES!

What just popped into your head when I typed shouted that?  I don’t know about you, but the first thing that came to my mind was butter.  Then sugar.  And then refined white flour and “unhealthy” and toootally not nutritious.

Healthy "Brown Sugar" Spritz Cookies

Experiment #2:  HEALTHY SPRITZ COOKIES!

So what came to your mind this time?  Personally, my mind kind of scrambled at that statement.  It just doesn’t make sense, like, healthy cookies are enough of a stretch, but healthy spritz cookies just sound too good to be true…

Oh, but it isn’t.  I promise.  I know these guilt-free cookies exist for a fact, because well, I ate them.

A lot of them…

Healthy "Brown Sugar" Spritz Cookies

These spritz cookies are sweet without the refined sugar and they are rich without the hormone-injected butter (the entire recipe only calls for 4.5 tbs of oil which is far less than the typical cookie recipe that requires cups upon cups of butter).  These are just as tasty as regular spritz cookies with the same “crumble-factor,” but are secretly good for you!

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