(Healthy) Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve had a craving for choc-chip cookies for a couple of weeks now, however, I’ve just started a six week challenge at the gym so didn’t want to waste all my healthy eating/exercising efforts by eating an entire batch of cookies (who eats just one?). Ivy invited Prudence and I over last night to watch Offspring (the best show!), which was the perfect opportunity to bake for dessert! Because we are all completing the challenge at the gym, I wanted to make relatively healthy cookies without them tasting like cardboard. Enter Chocolate Covered Katie. After a quick Google search, I found Katie’s blog and her healthy choc-chip cookie recipe. I used her recipe as a base but adapted it a little bit. The result? The cookies don’t taste as healthy as they are, and I like how they only make a small batch so you don’t end up eating 20 cookies in one sitting. I’ll definitely be making them again! #gamechanger

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Be careful not to eat the entire packet of chocolate chips whilst waiting for the cookies to bake!

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 How cute are these love heart shaped measuring cups?

Ingredients

  • ⅓ + ¼ cups plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (dark, milk or white chocolate) – I threw in an extra handful.
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons milk (I used the lite variety)

Method

Preheat oven to around 200 degrees celcius. Mix together all dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix to combine. Once combined, form dough into balls roughly the size of a teaspoon and place on a greased baking tray. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden. I like my cookies to be a bit crunchier than they turned out, so next time I bake them, I’ll keep them in the oven for a few more minutes.

Makes approximately 8 (small but fat) cookies.

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As I was taking these to Ivy’s house for dessert, I packaged them in individual cellophane bags (left over from my birthday) and tied them with a red & white checked ribbon: cute! A great (and easy) idea for a present or hostess gift!

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There you have it. Healthy chocolate chip cookies! I’d loved to hear what you think of the recipe if you decide to bake them.

Bon appétit!

Bisous x

All images my own.

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