Thursday, November 03, 2011

Healthy Makeover: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I finally did it!  After a few failed attempts, I had a successful recipe makeover. 

Here are the changes I made:
  • Replaced the butter with olive oil and reduced it by half
  • Replaced the sugar with honey and reduced it by a quarter
  • Used whole wheat flour and oats instead of white flour
  • Increased the amount of cocoa
  • Reduced the amount of chocolate chips by three quarters

I am not usually a huge chocolate cookie/cake fan, but I really liked these.  The result was a cakey cookie that was not to sweet and very chocolatey.   I think they would be perfect to have with a chocolate peppermint latte, but that is just my preference :)

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Makes 30 Cookies)
Adapted from My Baking Addiction

1 cup low-fat sour cream (You could use yogurt)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 flax egg
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup whole oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray cookie sheets with oil.

Prepare flax egg adding coffee granules and set aside.

Mix sour cream, olive oil, honey and vanilla until smooth and creamy.  Add flax egg mixture.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, cocoa powder, soda and salt.

Add dry mixture to the wet and mix until incorporated.  Add chocolate chips.

Drop by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets and bake for 10-14 minutes (12 minutes worked well for me).  Place on a cooling rack and enjoy!

Not a huge makeover, but you can definitely see the difference.  The calories, fat, cholesterol and carbs are down and the fibre and protein are up.

Are you a chocolate cookie fan?  Any favourite recipes you would like to share?

Stay Healthy,

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