It’s National Cookie Day! So pop into your favorite cookie shop and I bet you might receive a free treat or at least a discount. In fact, all US Double Tree locations are giving out their signature warm cookies in the lobby, to guests and non-guests, along with cocktail pairing guides. There’s something primal in all of us that just loves a cookie. Maybe it’s because our mothers used to bake them, letting the scent of sugar and flour waft through the home, for special occasions. Perhaps it’s because we got cookies when we did well at recitals or in soccer games. Or, maybe it’s because the word “cookie” is just so cute—we often refer to our loved ones as “cookie,” “muffin,” and other baked goods. No matter what it is, it’s hard not to smile when you get a cookie. However, sometimes, you accidentally down a whole plate or sleeve of cookies, don’t you? And you don’t feel great about that, do you? That’s okay. For National Cookie Day, here are hacks to make healthier cookies.
Add black beans to chocolate goods
Unseasoned black beans won’t alter the flavor of baked chocolate goods like chocolate chunk cookies or brownies but they will add fiber and protein, helping you feel satisfied after fewer cookies.