Healthy Cookie Recipe: Beehive Cookies

As you're making this healthy cookie recipe, you'll know right away why it's healthy, then taste the end result; it won't disappoint.

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These delicious Beehive Cookies call for no oil, sugar, butter or white flour – cookie-recipe staples – so the baked cookie has a unique texture. However, they’re delicious and a very respectable “healthy” sweet treat.  

Beehive Cookies

3⁄4 cup sour cream
1⁄2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1⁄2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
1⁄4 teaspoon salt 

Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, combine sour cream, honey, eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yields 3 dozen cookies.

10/1/2012 3:38:30 AM

these taste like a child's turd... wish we would have read the comments first.

Rae Callaway
5/7/2012 12:17:55 AM

Barf. These were extremely un-palatable. Everyone in my family spit them out. The chickens liked them, though.

Renee Schalasky Goldsberry
5/5/2012 6:12:33 PM

I tried these and used GF flour. The mixture seemed to be very "liquidy" so I added 1 1/2 C. oats. I baked them for 12 minutes. They are rather bland not too bad, I shared some with my dog and she LOVES them! I threw in some dried cranberries and it makes the cookie much better. Next time I will try them with raisins and carob. It's a very good base cookie.

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