Friday, February 26, 2010

Healthified Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe comes from a site (eatbetteramerica) I stumbled across one day last semester when I was in search of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (and my boyfriends). This was unfortunately not his favorite but quickly became a contender for one of mine. Of course no cookies are healthy but these are supposed to be a healthier version with 21% fewer calories • 42% less sat fat • 14% less fat than the original recipe. It honestly does not make too much of a difference but it makes me feel like it does! 



              Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup and 2 tbs baking splenda 
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup  semisweet chocolate chips
The splenda can be replaced with 3/4 cup of granulated sugar if you prefer.

Heat oven to 375°. In a large bowl mix together the splenda, brown sugar, butter, oil, vanilla, and egg. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until light golden brown. 


It is that simple and probably takes about 30-45 minutes total. My roommates think they are addicting, and I would have to agree! But beware they are not your average chocolate chip cookies, the wheat flour gives it a slightly different taste but one that I love!

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I am going through the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World with my discipler and absolutely loving it. This week we studied the chapter discussing distraction, discouragement, and doubt. Satan's favorite ways to trap us into believing his lies that we are not good enough and Jesus does not truly love and care about us. How often do you find yourself asking God why don't you care? The interesting thing is that it isn't that He doesn't care it is that we don't fully believe and trust Him. Satan talks us into becoming distracted that we are so busy, too busy for precious time with the Lord. We quickly become discouraged that we aren't doing enough or simply that things aren't going our way. This is when doubt can quickly creep in making us feel worthless and like no one cares. Fortunately we have this amazing book filled with His word that we can always look to and seek wisdom from our Father. 


"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8

2 comments:

  1. I read this book too! It's really good. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  2. Can't wait to try these. You know how Brett LOVES CCC's!

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