Thursday, May 30, 2013

No-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you ready for some cookies that will change your life?
Well, that may be a little overdramatic, but on days when I can't afford to give in to my sweet tooth and I'm dying for something good, this is the recipe I reach for.
 Even the picky eaters in my household can't tell the difference. 
I take that back — upon his first bite, my brother says, 
"You used whole wheat flour, didn't you? It's okay they're still good."
 If he only knew... 
1/2 Cup Applesauce or Coconut Oil 
(in place of butter)
3/4 Cup of Honey
(in place of sugar)
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 t. Vanilla
1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup of Dry Milk Powder
1/4 t. Salt
1/2 t. of ground cinnamon
2 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup of Wheat Germ or Flaxseed
1/2 Cup of add ins
(chocolate chips, carob chips, raisins, etc.)

Beat together the wet ingredients. If you use coconut oil, then it might not combine completely. It doesn't look great but if that worries you then you can melt down the oil in the microwave for 10 seconds before adding it. 
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Then add the dry ingredients to the wet gradually, taking care not to overmix. Not the prettiest batter you've ever seen, but don't let that spook you. It will all turn out in the end.
Gently mix in the last few ingredients
And maybe a little more chocolate than the recipe calls for
Dollop teaspoons of dough on your cookie sheet, and stick them in the oven at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until they are slightly browned. 
Let them sit for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
I'd say let then cool before serving, but we all know cookies are best warm so eat up without a trace of guilt!

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