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EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of Santa Barbara, California, contributed this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe. She gave chocolate chip cookies a healthy update by cutting back on sugar and incorporating whole grains. To increase protein, Sharpe replaces the rolled oats with 1 cup almond meal.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2012

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total:
35 mins
Servings:
30
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

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  • Grind oats in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and creamy. With the mixer running, add the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

  • Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, at least 1 inch apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until firm around the edges and golden on top, about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Storage smarts: To extend the life of your baked goods, store them in an airtight container in a single layer or between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 12.5g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 7.8g; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 10.3mg; vitamin a iu 56.7IU; folate 3.3mcg; calcium 7.6mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 12.4mg; potassium 41.2mg; sodium 63.7mg; added sugar 8g.
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