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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176 Reviews for Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Great base to start from

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.

Tried and true!

I made this cookie recipe earlier this evening, and I thought it was excellent! I'm trying to get my family to eat more whole grain foods.

Easy to make, great taste!

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 3 years 5 weeks 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?

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