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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Mike's Power Cookies...

Dr. Mike's Power Cookies
I was so happy to get to the 2nd (Activate) cycle so I could have some kind of carb/snack!  In the 17 Day Diet book Dr. Mike has a recipe for his Power Cookies.  They didn't look all that interesting but I thought I'd give them a try anyway since they're an allowed healthy carb.on the diet.  They were expensive as hell to make because they call for some ingredients that I don't normally have on hand, and they're not all that attractive (kind of lumpy and misshapen), but they were sooo worth it!.  One cookie equals 1 protein and 1 natural starch and they can be eaten in the Activate, Achieve and Arrival cycles for breakfast or as a snack.  And because they have so much going on with them they take a minute to eat and are filling, so one cookie is all you need anyway. 

Here's the recipe:
Dr. Mike's Power Cookie
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce                     1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons almond paste                             1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil                                  1/2 teaspoon salt
10 packets of Truvia (I used Splenda)              1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup agave nectar                                        1/2 cup vanilla whey powder
1 large egg                                                        2 cups oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla                                          1 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup whole wheat flour                                 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat together applesauce, almond paste, flaxseed oil, Truvia, and agave nectar.  Bet in egg and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and whey powder.  Beat thoroughly.  Stir in oats, cherries and almonds.  Mix well.  Drop the batter by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with vegetable cooking spray.  Divide dough so that you have 18 cookies.  Flatten each cookie with back of the spoon.  Bake 16-18minutes or until brown.  Remove from oven.  Cool and store in a plastic container.  Each cookie supplies 128 calories.

*Recipe from The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Mike Moreno


  1. How many cookies did this make? I was going to make a bunch and freeze part of the batter.


  2. It makes 18 cookies. The recipe specifically says to divide the batter into 18 cookies--I guess to keep the nutritional content accurate for each. I've never frozen them, but I don't see why they wouldn't freeze well. I made them once with cranberries (I love them) because I couldn't get the dried cherries, but in my opinion the cherries are best.

  3. I made these cookies and it says to spoon out "large" tablespoons of dough, but I had to halve them to get 18 cookies. They are smaller than my favourite Doubletree Cookies! ha ha or did I go wrong. The diet is working wonders, so I'm not going to cheat. I didn't even nibble crumbs because I don't start cookies til tomorrow. Second time on this diet, it's the best.

    1. It really does work, although I've temporarily fallen off the wagon :-) But good luck on your journey!

  4. where did you find the flaxseed oil? is it a particular brand?