I have been on a quest to try and make the healthiest possible chocolate chip cookie because... well, because I love home baked chocolate chip cookies and it would be great if there was a way to make them so they were less of an offending opposition to my goal to lose a few pounds. Ridiculous quest? Perhaps. If you want to bake COOKIES you're clearly not thinking HEALTHY (you're thinking TASTY) but there is still the idea of the lesser of two evils (just an expression... cookies aren't evil).
Alright so I've been experimenting swapping out certain ingredients in
cookie recipes and I am getting close. The first attempt was a disaster
and produced perhaps the WORSTE cookies ever made by man.
Cardboard/styrofoam with no flavor. I almost gave up but then I realized
I didn't use enough of a very important ingredient... the butter. You
have to use so much of it!!!!! Oh well. That's the reality. So, I tried
again with the right amount of everything according to a recipe I read
on the back of a Splenda Brown Sugar bag... came out pretty good! Here's
what I intended to use:
1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour (instead of all purpose flour)
half a table spoon each of Baking Powder and Baking Soda (can anyone
tell me what these things do exactly?)
half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
half a cup of Splenda Brown Sugar
half a cup of Smart Balance butter (healthier than regular butter... or
I would have used "I can't believe it's not butter"... except the name
is too long for my tastes - jk)
Sugar Free chocolate (need to find sugar free chocolate CHIPS).
Sliced Almonds (I LOVE nuts in cookies but I'm nuts)
I ended up ALMOST doing it with the above but I chickened out on the
flour and did half whole wheat and half all purpose... and I used
regular chocolate chips. But it came out really good! So the next time I
do it I will try the above.
What do you think? Any thoughts on this? Anything in this list that
looks like a bad idea for any reason? Any BETTER ideas for making the
healthiest GREAT TASTING cookie?
I'll post a picture of it on my Facebook page when I do it with the
above ingredients: 'Infinite Cookbook | Facebook'
Here's a previous attempt with less healthy involved: 'Infinite
Cookbooks Fotos - Dave's Creative Cuisine | Facebook'
(even slightly burnt but... I like themslightly burnt actually).
- posted 8 years ago