It’s the healthy eating edition of Works for Me Wednesday and my printer is fired up and ready to go! I can hardly wait to go check out all the great low fat healthy recipes I’m sure to find over at Rocks In My Dryer.
My recipe is for delicious low fat Chocolate Chip cookies! Yum…with the addition of whole wheat flour and applesauce these cookies are as good for the tastebuds as they are for the waistline. The trick of course is not to eat the whole batch!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine – softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/2 cup reduced fat semisweet chocolate chips (although I’ve never been able to find the reduced fat kind myself)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Set aside. Combine margarine and sugars in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add applesauce, vanilla, egg and egg white; beat well. Add dry ingredients; beat at low speed until well-blended. Stir in chips. Drop dough by level teaspoons, 1 inch apart, onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; let cool on wire racks.
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Source: Cooking Light, December 1996, p.166
Yield: 5 dozen
Per serving: 55 calories; 2g total fat; 1g protein; 10g carbohydrate; 3mg cholesterol; 70mg sodium.