Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Healthier Cookies


I can't exactly say these are diet food. 
 
{They still have butter and oil and a lot of sugar.}

But they are at least a little bit healthier than the average chocolate chip cookie.


The secret healthy ingredient is whole wheat flour.


The whole wheat flour replaces the usual refined white flour for an extra healthy boost.


Don't let the whole wheat flour scare you away.  They really are very good!  The lemon juice in this recipe activates the baking soda, making these cookies soft in the center and chewy on the outside. 

Your kids will never know the difference!


Here's the recipes...


Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Ingredients:

3/4 cups sugar
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
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine sugars, butter, oil, vanilla and egg until blended.  Add in flour, salt, baking soda and lemon juice and stir until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 7-9 minutes until set.  (Cookies will still be soft in the center.)  Cool 1 minute; then remove to a cooling rack. 


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