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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Light and Fluffy Cookies that Won't Kill Your Diet!

I've been working hard on cutting out sweets and eating less. My goal before Christmas this year is to lose 40 pounds. Not easy to say the least. I love sweets! I've been reading the Eat This, Not That books lately. Trying to get ideas of what I need to switch to. What foods are better to eat. The latest one I got from the library was Cook This, Not That: Kitchen Survival Guide. It had an amazing assortment of recipes. The first one we decided to try was cookies. Of course. In my defense, I've been jonesing for one. The recipe makes about a dozen cookies. 190 calories, 8g fat, 16g sugars. 

Enjoy! 

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Make it!
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, thoroughly mix the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well incorporated. Add the baking soda, salt and flour and mix until the dough comes together, being careful not to overmix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop the dough onto a baking sheet in balls about 3 tablespoons in size, leaving at least 3 inches between cookies. 
  • Bake until the edges are golden and the middles are just barely set. Remove from the sheet and cool on a wire rack. You can sprinkle with a bit of flaky sea salt if you like as well. This draws out the flavor.

14 comments:

  1. no flour? interesting! and dark chocolate? i wonder if i could get away with milk choc chips?

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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    1. It does have flour, but they don't feel heavy like regular recipes feel. I tried milk chocolate as my husband doesn't like dark chocolate and they were yummy. Probably adds a couple calories though.

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    2. silly me! just saw the 2 cups of flour at the bottom of the recipe :D i had no idea milk chocolate was more calories vs dark. thanks for educating me!

      Joy at The Joyous Living

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    3. Dark chocolate has antioxidants and in smaller doses is actually healthier for you. But milk chocolate is definitely a creamier choice!

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  2. As a food blogger, I'm all about yummy treats that cut out unnecessary ingredients to benefit your health. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow this recipe looks so yummy! I’ll try those chocolate chips cookies for sure
    Www.wandure.com

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  4. What a great recipe...I need to make these for my girls. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome! I hope they enjoy it :)

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  5. You had me at “won’t kill your diet”! Gotta try it out. I have been cutting out cookies because of my diet

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  6. They actually look pretty fluffy and light! Would love to try the recipe with my kids.

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    1. Everyone loves them here! Hope you guys do too :)

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