Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spring 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004), July/August 2012

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EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed this recipe. She updated a favorite treat by cutting back on sugar and incorporating whole grains. To increase protein, she replaces the rolled oats with 1 cup almond meal.

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179 Reviews for Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies


These are even better then the regular home-made ones! After you have these you will never EVER like regular ones with loads of butter again. I substituted plain non-fat yogurt for the butter, cut the salt in half, and added a little more vanilla. They were amazing, I've made them dozens of times, and everyone loves them.

Great for the lunchbox

Suprisingly yummy. I am chocolate cookie snob and will make this as an alternative to packaged cookies for my children's lunches

Healthier alternative
Wonderful cookies which are easy to modify to meet your own taste!

This is a great recipe by itself, but I even made a few of my own modifications to make these cookies even healthier. 1. I replaced half of the butter with Vanilla Low-Fat Natural Yogurt 2. I replaced half of the granulated sugar with natural honey (you could probably even substitute all of it, maybe the same for the butter/yogurt) 3. I used dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate 4. I added in a cup of slivered almonds for some extra protein and flavor
Great recipe which was very fun to alter and experiment with! VERY tasty cookies!

Tasty cookies and very easy
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Ruth_47 wrote 4 years 3 days ago

I like your changes and agree

I like your changes and agree the yogurt would likely make a suitable replacement for the butter. Might you have any suggestions for high-altitude modifications for your version of this recipe?

I love these cookies!

I have been using this recipe since is first was published in 2004. The first time I made them, I used the almond meal and loved it so much I always make them that way. Some day I'll try the oatmeal.

healthy yumminess

These cookies are truly delicious, and not hard to make, easy to vary (I use dark chocolate, walnuts and craisins - yum!)

easy, small batch

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