Introduction: Healthier Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you enjoy chocolate chip cookies, but feel guilty every time you eat one--this might be the recipe to lighten your heart and decrease your pure sugar and white gluten intake a bit.

Half the flour you'll be using is "White Whole Wheat Flour", a great substitute in baking for those not minding a slightly denser crumb, but not willing to go completely off gluten; let's be honest--a completely gluten free dessert doesn't taste quite as good.

Also, there is a bit of coconut flour for those who have it.

Of course, the rest of the flour will be all-purpose flour.

When it comes to sugar, instead of using brown cane sugar, you'll be choosing from either coconut sugar, or turbinado sugar--or a mixture of both. A smaller amount will be white cane sugar, though.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup white whole wheat flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup butter, melted

2 tablespoons canola oil

¾ cup of coconut sugar, or turbinado sugar, or a mixture of both

⅓ cup white sugar

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

Step 2: Dry Ingredients & Oven

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together flours, baking soda, and salt.

Step 3: Wet Ingredients

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In a stand mixer, beat together sugars and melted butter until incorporated.

Put in the vanilla extract, egg, and egg yolk, and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.

Step 4: Combining Everything

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On low speed, gradually mix in the flour mixture, and then the chocolate chips, until everything is incorporated.

Step 5: Bake

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Place by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 15 or more minutes, until edges are a bit browned

Step 6: Done!

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Store in Ziploc plastic bags when not consuming.


M. DwayneS (author)2016-08-24

Nice recipe! Looks perfect for a quick and nutritious snack. I wonder if it would be messed up if the chips were half chocolate/half peanut butter or adding straight peanut butter to the mix? Or maybe need to make any other adjustments to make it work out? While I can't really see a problem, I am not a baker so I'm asking just to be sure.

Thank you! You could certainly add half peanut butter chips, half chocolate, if that's what you meant--or even all peanut butter chips. However, if you wanted to add straight peanut butter, you may have to cut down a bit on the other butter in the recipe--I couldn't tell you exactly how to do it, but you may consider giving it a try.

rpotts2 (author)2016-08-24

Been doing this for years, as I found that whole wheat flour make the cookies seem sweeter for the same amount of sugar. I also found that they dry out sooner, so you have to eat 5 at a time instead. I mean, you don't want all that work to be wasted do you?

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