As they were baking, we noticed that they didn't spread out. We knew before taking our first bite, that these were not going to be the traditional chocolate chip cookie. These ARE delicious. However they look like little mounds, not like a chocolate chip cookie. We did add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to the recipe to up the protein. The next time we make these, we are going to try flattening them out.
Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies
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.
185 Reviews for Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies
I followed this recipe but added some cinnamon and nutmeg and used 1/2 chopped almonds and 1/2 ground oats for the 3/4 c. oats. I also substituted raw cacao nibs by Navitas for the chocolate chips. They are so much healthier and more delicious now! I wanted a simple, healthy, cookie to make for my little brother in college who needs something he can grab that is healthy, a treat and has lots of energy and some protein.
I had to keep reducing the baking time, as they were way overdone. 10 minutes was about right, but the cookies were nothing special. They just tasted like sugar. A lot of calories for a mediocre cookie.
I used 3/4 steel cut oats and 1/4 c flaxseed. I put those into the blender to grind them up. I also used applesauce instead of butter. I'm not sure how much applesauce I used, but I had to add more flour to get it to cookie dough consistency. My daughter was helping, so I adjusted it according to her taste. She wanted it sweeter, so I added more applesauce, then I would have to add more flour.
They came out chewy and muffin-like, but they taste great!
These cookies are fantastic just as written but it also is a fabulous base recipe that you can easily modify for variety. I have cut sugar even lower by using Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and Truvia Baking Blend - just remember to use HALF the amount of these substitutes otherwise it is too sweet. I also make a double batch of the cookie dough and freeze it in individual cookie portions. That way when hubby or I want cookies, we can bake just 6 or so and not have extras sitting around - excellent way to portion control sweets.