Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Annika LOVES helping me bake cookies but now with my new attitude towards eating things that are healthier I was having a hard time allowing her to make them every single weekend. Trust me, if she had a choice she'd make cookies every single day!
I looked on Google for "healthy chocolate chip recipes" and this was one of the first I found. I changed it a little bit so here's what I did:
•3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
•1/2 stick butter (I used unsalted)
•3/4 cup raw honey (I forgot to buy raw honey so I used regular and it worked fine)
•2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
•1 egg white
•1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
•1 cup whole grain rolled oats (I cut it to 1/2 a cup because Annika doesn't always like oats)
•1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
•1/4 tsp. cinnamon
•1 tsp. baking soda
•1 tsp. fine sea salt
•12 oz. package of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
First stir all wet ingredients together. The original recipe says to do it with a spoon but I had to use my mixer for a minute to blend the butter right (which I softened in the microwave for a few seconds).
Then combine all dry ingredients. Then stir everything together with a spoon. The mix won't be as "dough-like" as normal cookies. It's a bit thinner.
Place small spoonfuls on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. 12 minutes made them just perfect!
They were a bit mushy when they were fresh out of the oven so I transferred them to cool on a mat and afterwards they were perfect. Annika loved them too! I'm so glad because these were tasty even without any sugar!
And I had never even heard of Ghirardelli chocolate chips before, OMG, never buying anything else again. They are soooo good!!