Saturday, May 26, 2012

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Well, hello bloggies, it's been awhile. I don't know how many times over the past few months I've thought about blogging, tried a new recipe and thought I should post about it, or taken pics with the intention of posting them.  Obviously those thoughts were just that.

It's been so long I wasn't sure what to start with so I thought I would do a recipe post.

My goal today was to attempt to make over  "healthify" my tried and true favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  Now when I say healthify I don't mean no fat, no sugar, no taste diet cookie.  I wanted to keep the basic integrity of the recipe and just make some better choices with my ingredients.

The original recipe calls for 1 cup of Golden Crisco shortening, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar and 2 cups AP flour. So I switched out the shortening , bye bye killer trans fat, with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.  Replaced the brown sugar and white sugar with Coconut Sugar and ground Turbinado sugar. I wasn't sure  what to do with the flour. I was thinking Quinoa flour and Spelt flour but thought that might be too much of an odd texture and change the taste a little too much.  I use Spelt flour quite often and have had great success substituting 1:1 with AP flour.  I knew I wanted to use my Quinoa flour so I just subbed half the flour with that and left the rest as unbleached AP flour.

Here's the finished recipe

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Cup Cocount sugar
2/3 Cup Turbinado sugar (ground)
2 large eggs
2 tsp  pure Vanilla
1 Cup Quinoa flour
1 Cup AP flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Chocolate chips - I never measure these

Preheat oven to 350

1.  Cream coconut oil, sugars, vanilla and eggs together
2.  Add in dry ingredients and mix well
3.  Fold in chocolate chips

Using small scoop place on cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or to desired doneness.

** I haven't tried to make them gluten free but to do so sub in the gluten free flour mix  or try a commercially prepared mix for the AP flour.**

I was pleased with how they turned out.  Not quite the same texture as the original cookie but it actually tasted like a chocolate chip cookie and that's what I was hoping for.

Here's hoping my posts aren't as sporadic and infrequent as they have been.  My intentions are always good, but time isn't always on my side to get a post done.

~~ Jackie

1 comment:

NSGIRL said...

These cookies are soooooooo yummy! Maybe you should test the recipe again :)