Saturday, July 30, 2011

Whole grain choc chip cookies (that are actually yummy!)

I love chocolate chip cookies! I've tried several times to make a healthy chocolate chip cookie, but fail every time. I'm pretty sure these are as close as I'm going to get! They do contain a lot of sugar, but at least it is a natural one. And the grain is not soaked, but I am certain they would not be nearly as good soaked so I didn't even attempt it :) This cookie is the closest you will come to a healthy version of the recipe on the Nestle's Tollhouse bag! Many, many thanks to my friend Jessica for this recipe!

• 1 cup softened butter
• 1 ½ c. sucanat or rapadura
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 eggs
• 3 cups sifted whole grain flour (I used a blend of Kamut, Spelt, and Oat Groats)
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Generously grease cookie sheets.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, gradually blend into the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.