I’ve been attempting to curb my chocolate habit. Not that it’s gotten out of hand. I’m just trying out this strange concept called self-control. It’s been working for the most part. In order to make myself feel less guilty about partaking in chocolate desserts, I came up with a healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe. The result was delicious and less fattening than regular chocolate chip cookies!
Healthier dark chocolate chip cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart’s recipe
Makes three dozen cookies (which makes this recipe great for sharing cookies with friends & coworkers)
Prep time: about 10 minutes
Baking time: 10-12 minutes per dozen
Ingredients & supplies
- baking sheets
- parchment paper
- wire rack (for cooling cookies)
- small bowl
- large mixing bowl
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 4 egg whites
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips (I used the jumbo kind)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda and set aside.
- In the large mixing bowl, combine the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the sea, vanilla, and egg whites.
- Add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the dark chocolate chips.
- Drop tablespoon-size dough balls about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Bake until cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, so the cookies are golden around the edges, but soft in the center.
- Cool cookies on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Enjoy!