Healthier Choc Chip Cookies

Hot. Fresh. Gooey. All over your face, Choc Chip Cookies. My M-K loves his chocolate chip cookies; always has and always will. I make a batch at least once a week for him and he is one happy camper! But the sugar, the butter, the eggs, was not helping his waistline, nor mine for that matter. I am a little nutty when it comes to healthy eating and I kee the junkfood at our house at a minimum, this however is one exception. With a little expirimenting, some adjusting and a lot of wasted flopped batches, I have finally come up with a recipe that makes us not feel so guilty about eating these little round blobs of YUM. It is the basic Tollhouse recipe that I have been using but better!

* You will quickly find that I am always searching for ways to improve the best. Sometimes I win and sometimes I fail but I love the challenge and seeing different outcomes!*

*Not-So-Pudgy-Hubby Chocolate Chip Cookies*


  • .5 cup butter or butter substitute, we use Smart Balance Light

  • .5 cup natural apple sauce

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • .33 cup white and brown sugar, each


  • 2.25 cups unbleached flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • your favorite chocolate, or any flavor of chips

Preheat overn to 375 F. Cream the butter and sugar together for a minute or two. Add the apple sauce and mix. Add the egg whites and vanilla, then mix. It will be very liquidy and you may have to scrape the bottom of your bowl to incorporate all the ingridents together before adding the dry.

Add one cup of the flour and mix. I usually add my baking soda and salt now and mix again. Add the last of the flour and mix well. Sometimes I will add more flour depending on the consistency. If it seems wet I add an eighth of a cup of flour at each time, mixing in between. REMEMBER that it will not look like traditional dough that we are all used to. Once it is to your liking, stir in your chips of choice. Spoon onto your baking pan and bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

The cookies will not look like your traditional cookies. They will be round and almost cakey looking. But believe me, they will taste amazing and you will never know all of the shortcuts that you used. Pair them up with a glass of milk, we drink soy and rice, and you have a perfect end to a day! Enjoy!


Felicia said...

Yum! These sound delicious :)

daina said...

I think my hubby would love these:) I'm gonna have to try it! Thanks!!!