6th March 2008

    (Almost…) Good-For-You Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    posted in Cooking Light, Desserts |

    Lisa’s been spending her free time baking lately, and today she made a huge batch of chocolate-chip cookies that also have chopped walnuts and peanut butter. We really enjoyed the light, chewy texture of these “healthy” cookies.

    Chris says:

    Yum, these are good! They’re light and chewy like the soft-baked kind — I like the buckwheat.

    Lisa says:

    A lot of the reviews mentioned they were kind of cakey. And I changed the recipe a bit based on the flour we had on hand, the original didn’t have buckwheat.

    Chris says:

    Where’d you see the recipe?

    Lisa says:

    Cooking Light… they call them “Good-For-You” cookies… they’re healthy! Plus I added walnuts and peanut butter to it.

    Chris says:

    So, you made them… less healthy?

    Lisa says:

    Yeah, but more delicious. And it’s not like I added 13 sticks of butter or anything.

    Chris says:

    Is it bad that I just ate 5 of them?

    Lisa says:

    Someone has to eat them… hey, where’d the cat go?

    Hailey says:

    (Almost…) Good-For-You Chocolate-Chip Cookies
    2 cups unbleached flour
    1/2 cup buckwheat flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine, softened
    2/3 cup sugar
    2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup applesauce
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 large egg
    1 large egg white
    3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
    2/3 cup reduced-fat semisweet chocolate chips
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    Cooking spray

    Preheat oven to 350°.

    Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Set aside. Combine margarine and sugars in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add applesauce, vanilla, egg, egg white, and peanut butter; beat well. Add dry ingredients; beat at low speed until well-blended. Stir in chips and walnuts.

    Drop dough by level teaspoons, 1 inch apart, onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; let cool on wire racks.

    Makes 5 Dozen

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    There are currently 3 responses to “(Almost…) Good-For-You Chocolate-Chip Cookies”

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      On March 8th, 2008,Cynthia said:

      Love the cat comment :)

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      On March 9th, 2008,Kevin said:

      Those cookies look good! You better eat them before the cat gets them! :)

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      On April 7th, 2008,Laidley said:

      My favorite brownie sampler from Dancing Deer are too good & savy with it’s 15% discount coupon.

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