Jul 17, 2014

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These are the only chocolate chip cookies I make because they use less butter, less sugar, have more fiber and heart-healthy fats, and they are delicious! Most recipes call for a 1/2 cup of butter but mine… 3 tablespoons! Most recipes use all-purpose flour but mine… have whole wheat pastry flour. And guess what else? Olive oil! You don’t have to give up chocolate chip cookies when you can make them this much healthier. I’m using extra light olive oil in most of my baking these days. These cookies have lots of toasted nuts for extra protein and the darkest chocolate chips I can find. Sometimes, I chop up some high quality dark chocolate, like Scharffen Berger, and make that my chocolate chips.

At any given time there are cookies in my kitchen (and the freezer) and it’s what we mostly have for dessert. I love sweets but I also want to eat as healthy as I can so I am constantly looking for ways to make desserts healthier and this chocolate chip cookie is the perfect example. You don’t even have to mention that these are healthier chocolate chip cookies, just serve them and watch everyone ask for more. To try my healthier chocolate chip cookies, click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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