Friday, November 14, 2008

the 80 calorie cookie

I am pretty excited about this one.  Mostly because I love chocolate chip cookies and I want to justify eating them.  On average, a chocolate chip cookie has about 125 calories.  Some have a lot more, some have a little less.  So maybe it's not an average.  I never liked math.

Anyway, this cookie recipe is easy and chances are your kids won't be able to tell the difference between this one and the butter-laden cookies they're used to.

Don't Feel Guilty Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I like semisweet)

Preheat your oven to 350.  Combine flours, baking soda, and salt.  
Combine sugars, butter and sour cream.  Beat on medium until well blended.  
Add vanilla and egg whites and beat for 1 minute.
Add flour mixture and beat until blended.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheets (which should be sprayed with Pam since you don't have tons of butter in these babies to keep them from sticking).
Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.  
Cool on pans for a few minutes before transferring them to a rack or plate, or wherever you cool your cookies.
Should make 48 cookies.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

L.B. said...

Thanks for the recipe. I don't have whole wheat flour so how would that affect these cookies?

Also, in general should I invest in some whole wheat flour? Is it quite a bit healthier? I've switched to whole wheat pasta and haven't really noticed a big difference. Would the flour be the same type of thing?

Who am I? said...

You can use regular flour and they should be fine. Whole wheat flour is a way to add whole grains, so it's a lot better for you. I like to do half and half so it doesn't mess with the texture too much. It gives these cookies a nuttier flavor. Also adds more fiber.

Pamela said...

oh...this is just what I'm looking for! Thanks for your comment on the hat I crocheted for my baby girl!