Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, March 4, 2013

I've been on a hunt for healthier options when it comes to sweets. I shared with you the skinny brownies I made in January, and a healthy-packed muffin recipe last month. This time I will share some chocolate chip cookies that are both healthy and yummy. This recipe uses applesauce instead of butter. If you want to reduce your sugar intake, you can add carob chips (which generally has no sugar added to the chips) instead of chocolate chips. Be careful though, since some carob chips are sweetened with sugar. Enjoy!


Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep time: 5 min        Cook Time: 8-10 min           Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 4oz cup of applesauce (I used Motts Unsweetened Applesauce)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt and stir well. In another bowl, whisk the sugars, egg, applesauce and vanilla until light and fluffy.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine well.
4. Drop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Space out cookies 1-inch apart.
5. Bake in the center of the oven for 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 10 minutes for crispier cookies. Cool cookies on wire racks before eating!

Variations:
Use peanut butter chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips, or combine both for a peanut butter taste

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2 comments:

  1. Mmm, this looks so good, and our blogs seem very similar, both 20 somethings and newly married! I found you over at Watch Out Martha!
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