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

Better the second time around...

I found that processing the oats minimally gives the recipe a great texture and adding an extra 1/4 tsp of salt makes them even more flavorful. The first time I made them they were alright, but the second time around I cannot stop eating them.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

yep, that's the reason! Try

yep, that's the reason! Try half splenda and half brown sugar

Awesome cookies

the batter is sweet enough that you don't even need chocolate chips! that should cut the calorie too, and also from now on i would just make half of the recipe since it makes a TON of cookies!

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Make the whole recipe and

Make the whole recipe and freeze half the dough in single cookie portions in a freezer bag/container. Then bake as many as you like, as you like!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

I used real sugar and they

I used real sugar and they did not flatted for me either. The second batch i made i just fletten the cookie before i out them in the oven.

Good cookies

I made these cookies for my teenage son who is very picky. Him and his friends all loved them.....I didn't tell them they were healthier!


I found this recipe and was hesitant. I have to start eating better. At first I didnt read the instructions just the ingredients. I didnt grind the oats. Came out just as good. More satisfying.
No big deal... But my dough mixture came out crumbly. I had to hand roll and flatten the cookies. Is there something I didnt do?

What did I do wrong?

I made the recipe as directed except for using Splenda instead of sugar. Is this the reason the cookies did not flatten for me? Hope someone can help me with this.


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