If you try one recipe, make it this one!

25 Mar

I am obsessed with cookies and always have been. Chocolate chip cookies are a mainstay in my home and have been for years. On any given day, you can find me whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, eating cookies, or cleaning up after the cookies I’ve made and eaten. I get asked all the time why I don’t weigh a gazillion pounds eating cookies every day. The short answer: lots and lots of recipe tweaking.

It has taken me nearly ten years to perfect, but here is my magical cookie recipe that works every time. Some days I sub in or out an ingredient or two (that’s a subject for a different post), but pretty much it’s always this recipe I go to.

Fat Farm Cookies

1/2 C (one stick) light margarine
1/2 C unsweetened applesauce (or pureed white beans)
1/2 C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C rolled oats
2 C whole wheat flour (white whole wheat flour works nice)
2 C semi sweet chocolate or 60% cacao chips

In a mixer combine margarine and applesauce and blend until smooth. Add brown and white sugar, salt, soda, vanilla, and oats. Add one cup of flour while mixing then add chocolate chips. Mix and slowly add in the last cup of flour. Be careful not to add too much flour; any extra flour will result in “fluffy” or cake-like cookies. Drop spoon-size cookies onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

These cookies are lower in fat and sugar than typical chocolate chip cookies but no one can tell! They taste delicious and pack a bit more nutrition than anything you can buy in the store. Also, they are egg and dairy free (except for the chips. Be sure to check the label on those).

Enjoy

© 2011 Fifi’s Fat Farm

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2 Responses to “If you try one recipe, make it this one!”

  1. Mindy June 20, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    Yummy! This is a great recipe! 🙂

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    […] And you can do the same. That ice cream you love? You can still have it. Measure your portion and remember to keep your serving right around 1/2 cup. And you can eat your ice cream, but not every day–okay? K. Instead of buying a large or full-size bag of chips, buy the individual or lunch-size single-serving bags. And eat just one bag. True, in the short term that may cost you more money, but in the long run you’ll save money and your health. Love cookies? Try making your own instead of indulging in store-bought or bakery prepared varieties full of hydrogenated fats and refined sugars. Try this recipe for low-fat, whole-grain cookies. […]

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