Monday, October 28, 2013

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies That Actually Taste AMAZING!!

This one is no joke, folks! While they may not be healthy, they are much healthier! I took a very popular choc chip cookie recipe (NOT the one on the yellow bag- think more along the lines of a big name newspaper) I cut the sugar in HALF and used raw sugar instead of regular, used 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter, instead of just butter, and used half white flour 1/2 whole wheat flour.
They were good fresh from the oven, but after cooling and sitting for a couple hours, let me just tell you- they were freaking DELICIOUS! I couldn't tell the difference between this and the full sugar, white flour, butter version! My family is kinda chocolate chip cookie snobby. It has to be one hell of a cookie to impress them. They went NUTS for these!

Even my youngest, J, finished her cookie, looked down at her empty hand and exclaimed "ohhhhhh noooooo!!!"  Cute and true story, folks!
You will need: 
  • 1/2 cup refined coconut oil, room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 7.5 oz all purpose flour (I measured this on a food scale)
  • 7.5 oz whole wheat flour (also measured on a food scale)
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 lb of chocolate chips
  1.  In a large bowl, beat together the coconut oil, butter, and sugar with an electric mixer until very well combined.
  2. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Beat for another minute.
  3. Beat in the rest of the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips. The mixture will look very crumbly. Just keep on beating it, it WILL come together into a firm dough.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and mix them in by hand. I almost had to knead them in. The dough really is a bit tough, but don't let this deter you!
  5. Scoop out about a Tbsp at a time and roll into balls. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet with a good two inches between them and place in fridge to chill for 2 hours. This step is super important! Do NOT skip this step!
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F. Go straight from the fridge to the oven and bake for about 12 minutes. You want it slightly undercooked. After you remove them from the oven, they will continue baking to perfection while they sit on the cookie sheet. 
That's it! You're done! Like I said earlier, they are yummy when they first come out of the oven, but the texture is a bit crumbly and you can taste that they are whole wheat. After about 2 hours or so tho, they get softer when you bite into them and they are chewy and just ohhhh so delicious!

You simply must try them and if you do, comment back and let me know what you think! :)

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