Healthy Treat for Today: Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip CookiesBy
Did you try making your very own homemade chocolate chips, er, chiumpks?!
Yes, they’re different than store bought ones…
But we really like them! And, I think I’ll keep playing with them to see about making them with butter…just to see if that works too!
I have really enjoyed munching on the trail mix…I love the combo of all the nuts with the fruit…and of course the CHOCOLATE!!
So now, here’s a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, using unprocessed flour and sugar. These have a different flavor than you’re probably used to with a CC cookie…because all of the good stuff hasn’t been stripped out of the ingredients you’re putting in.
We think they’re just as good, if not better…
And when I’ve fed these to company (minus the homemade chocolate chips…I just tried those this week), they LOVE them. And they don’t even know there’s good stuff in them!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks butter, melted
1 1/2 cups rapadura or sucanat
1 t. sea salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 – 1 cup homemade chocolate chips (I tend to be a little stingy on the chocolate chips that are homemade…I kind of want the batch to last longer!)
Mix melted butter and rapadura. Add eggs and stir well. Mix in salt, baking soda and vanilla. Stir in the flour until all combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop teaspoon sized pieces of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Now, of course I picked out some of the prettier ones to show you…and just so you don’t wonder why some of yours didn’t turn out that pretty…
The homemade chocolate chiumpks in these just melted allllll over the place.
Maybe we could call those Chocolate Swirl Cookies?! (Sounds better than Runny Chocolate Blob Cookies.)
The good thing is…they taste great no matter what!
My kids had NO complaints about eating the ugly less fortunate looking ones.
Stay tuned for our next recipe…Peanut Butter Raisin Balls…sent in by Krista.
As you can tell, this series of healthy treat recipes is not going to end any time soon! I still have to talk about smoothies and coconut macaroons and…
There are SOOO many great things to make. Please send me any ideas you would like to share!