One of my favorite desserts is chocolate chip cookies. Crunchy ones are okay, but I love soft cookies. I could never find a recipe to get them soft, and I hated to buy the packaged kind. I experimented a little and finally came up with a recipe for healthy, soft, chocolate chip cookies.
I try to sneak in coconut oil when I can, as it has so many health benefits due to high anti-oxidant content. Even if you do not like the taste of coconuts, this recipe will work for you as you can’t tell it’s in there.
- 3/4 cup organic sugar or Xylitol if you'd like to reduce carbs/sugar content
- 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- room temperature
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 10 ounces of Trader Joe's chocolate chips (dairy free) or Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Dairy Free
- 1. Preheat oven to 375
- 2. Mix ingredients together in a mixer or with a hand mixer
- 3. Stir in chocolate chips
- 4. Drop 2" balls of dough onto greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly
- 5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned
- 6. Cool on a cooling rack
Makes a dozen large cookies.
These freeze very well (dough or baked cookies). You can also decrease the balls of dough in half for smaller cookies.