Butterfly Bakery of Vermont Organic Cookies – Chocolate Peppermint
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These crisp little organic cookies of delight are so easy to nom right down. Chocolate Peppermint Snaps are like the inside of those minty cookies sold by that big scouting group of girls.
Brand: Butterfly Bakery of Vermont
Why it’s Good Stuff
These crisp little organic cookies are made with spelt flour and sweetened with only pure Vermont maple syrup.
3 oz box of 10 cookies
Ingredients: Organic whole spelt flour, organic pure Vermont maple syrup, sunflower oil, extra dark cocoa powder, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, peppermint extract, salt
A note from health coach Suzanne:
I typically like to bake my own cookies, but when I am in a pinch for a dessert I found these cookies to be the healthiest I can find.
What I love about them is that they are all sweetened without refined sugar–only with with maple syrup. Also, the flour is organic spelt flour, which has slightly more protein and fewer calories than all-purpose flour. Spelt is good source of vitamin B2, manganese, niacin, copper, phosphorus, protein, and fiber.
The fat in these cookies is sunflower oil. It has some health benefits, but like many oils it has detriments especially when heated. Sunflower oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids are oversupplied in the Western diet, while the crucial omega-3s are undersupplied. The resulting imbalance contributes to cardiovascular disease and inflammatory response in the body. When heated, sunflower oil produces toxic substances called aldehydes that may increase one’s risk of cancer. Deep frying produces the most aldehydes, but sunflower oil generates more aldehydes than other oils regardless of the cooking method. Experts recommend low-heat cooking methods when using sunflower oil. Baking is considered a medium heat method, which is better than high heat. Coconut oil and butter are my go to fats for baking, but they are saturated fat so that presents a different health risk.
The bottom line is that these cookies are healthier than any store bought cookies we’ve found.
Maia and her family, who lived in Vermont for 30 years, always stock up on Butterfly Bakery’s organic treats when they visit Montpelier. Somehow, no one in Brooklyn has figured out how to make maple-syrup sweetened snacks, so Maia soon took to ordering in bulk from Butterfly Bakery. We are thrilled to now offer the very cleanest of their treats to Gimme the Good Stuff customers:).
Please note that we cannot accept returns or exchanges for this item.
Organic whole spelt flour, organic pure Vermont maple syrup, sunflower oil, extra dark cocoa powder, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, peppermint extract, salt