Peanut Butter Cookies

Photo by Quentin Bacon It’s like magic the way a few simple ingredients can turn a basic pantry staple- creamy peanut butter- into this fabulous, melt-in-your-mouth, sweet-salty cookie. Ingredients Cooking spray ¾ cup all purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup unsalted butter,Read More

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post This cookie, chock-full of chewy oats and melty chocolate, satisfies a sweet tooth in a better-for-you way. It’s made with whole grains and less sugar for longer-lasting energy, and a blend of healthful oil and butter. Baking it in a skillet gives it a big-cookie wow factorRead More

Greek-Style Olive Oil Sesame Cookies

Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post These scrumptious cookies — a take on the Greek cookie, Kolourakia Lathiou — are made with olive oil instead of butter, which not only makes them better for you, but it also gives them a delightfully crunchy, crumbly texture and subtle savoriness. Seasoned with orange essence,Read More

Gingerbread Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post These twice-baked cookies have a satisfying crunch and just the right level of sweetness. It’s also nice to know they are a more healthful choice, made with olive oil, whole-grain flour and less sugar than most cookies. For some of the ingredients used here, you will findRead More

Shrimp and White Bean Bruschetta

Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post This fun, nutritionally balanced sheet-pan dinner for four has plump shrimp and cannellini beans mingling in a savory, garlic-laced tomato sauce that’s piled onto toasted bread then showered with fresh basil. It can also be served, warm or at room temperature, on smaller slices of bread asRead More