Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Double Love Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!!

May have to push that glass of wine out of the way and pour a tall glass of milk for these delectable treats.

Growing up, on wintry days or nights, it would not be uncommon for baked goods to be in the oven...I mean, my mother baked, my sister baked, I baked...and my dad was happy. Last night, it was snowy. It was cold. It reminded me that on a night like that, I should bake cookies.

I love a big, tasty, chocolate cookie. You know, the types of cookies that are often found at stores and restaurants and have about 400 calories in them? Thing is...I don't like the 400 calorie thing. I mean, who would, really? But the cookie! I love the cookie!

The chocolate bites of amore are about 200 calories each, and worth the splurge.

The stuff that's in them:
  1. 2 1/2 cup Toll House Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  2. 1 1/2 cup Sugar, Granulated
  3. 1 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light (the type that is in the tub is great because it's soft)
  4. 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  5. 1 tsp Pure Almond Extract
  6. 1/2 cup Egg Beaters
  7. 1 cup 100% Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  8. 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  9. 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder, Natural Unsweetened
  10. 1 tsp Baking Soda
  11. 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

How you make 'em:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Melt 1/2 c chocolate chips (about 30-45 seconds in the microwave). Stir; set aside

In your mixer, beat the sugar, butter, and extracts til creamy.

Beat in egg beaters until fluffy.

Mix in melted (but cooled) chocolate.

In a small bowl, combine together the flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt.

Mix the flour mixture with the fluffly sugar goodness. Add the remaining chocolate chips.

Place 2" balls on a "Pam'd" cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes; cool on baking rack.

The facts, approximately:

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Amount per Serving

Calories 190
Calories from Fat 73.4

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 8.16g
Saturated Fat 3.87g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 70.33mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.07g
Dietary Fiber 1.02g
Sugars 20.43g
Protein 1.47g

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those look awesome, Jackie! Thanks for sharing!