Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Healthy Cookies


Ever the Sugar Queen {ok maybe Andrea's got that one, perhaps I'm just the Sugar Dutchess}, I'm trying to slowly relinquish my crown and subsequent reign of terror in favor of slightly healthier fare.  I blogged about making 'healthy' cookies once before, but in all honesty I never made those cookies again.  But I found* a new healthy cookie recipe that is even healthier while still maintaining a soft, chewy consistency** {the other ones were rather cake-y}.  I'm not going to tell you these taste just as good as regular chocolate chip cookies--they don't, they can't--when you cut the butter by 75%, and half the sugar it's just not going to be the same, but I was surprised by how good they were.  Not to mention it feels great eating a cookie made with 100% whole wheat flour and 2 measly tablespoons of butta.  The only modification I made was to add a whole cup of chocolate chips, rather than 3/4 cup.  {And you should note that this recipe seems to be about 1/2 a standard chocolate cookie recipe}. Give them a try and if anyone has a different 'healthy' cookie recipe please share.  

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or crushed dark chocolate bar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together applesauce, butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into first mixture and mix well. Then stir in oats, followed by the chocolate. Place rounded tsp-full 2 inches apart on an Exopat baking mats on a cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.


*recipe courtesy of Thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com
** It helps to under bake a little--9 minutes tops.

1 comment:

  1. I feel compelled to comment here. Erin just made these and I'm in love. I think I'll triple the recipe and eat the whole batch in one sitting without an ounce of guilt. :) Thanks for sharing!

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