Eat Your Greens - in Cookies!

by: EJ on 09/21/2017
Posted in: Food

So for all you healthy eaters out there, here is a green cookie recipe that is tasty and really healthy as well.  In Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Home Grown Leaf Crops , author David Kennedy explains how to convert the leaves of common vegetables from your back yard (if you are lucky enough to live in a location that still has leaves) into a super-nutritious food.

It is a relatively simple process called leaf fractionation that can mechanically separate the indigestible cellulose from the plant and create leaf concentrate, a plant-based food with meat-like nutritional attributes.

Download the instructions for making leaf concentrate here and you can use it to bake up a wonderful batch of healthy, nutritious, protein-rich cookies to feast on, completely guilt free!

Green Cookie Recipe

1 2⁄3 cup flour

1⁄3 cup dried leaf powder or leaf concentrate

1⁄4 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter or margarine


3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp almond extract



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine flour, leaf powder, and salt. Beat butter and sugar until creamy in a separate bowl. Add egg and flavoring.

Beat well. Add flour mixture. Gather dough into a ball. Refrigerate 1 hour, then roll dough until 1⁄4-inch thick.

Cut out shapes and add candy eyes if desired. Bake 13–15 minutes. Do not brown.

Yields about 36 cookies





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