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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking your own treats at home not only saves money, but can be healthier for you. My kids love these Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies #recipe via @MoneywiseMoms
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Instead of buying expensive processed treats, consider baking your own so you can control what's in them. No preservatives or chemicals in this Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe!

It's healthier because there is fiber from the whole wheat flour and oatmeal. In addition, some of the butter is replaced with canola oil, making them lower fat. Finally, you only use half a bag of chocolate chips (to my husband's lament).

I usually bake a double batch and make them lunch-box sized (very small), then put them in freezer bags to take out during busy weeks when there's no time to bake.

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whether I do a double- or quadruple-batch of baking, I use my Wilton 3-Tier Cooling Rack Set. They're such a space saver! I can stack them on the counter or kitchen table and still have plenty of room to work.

I use a small scoop to portion out my cookies. Then they're small enough to fit in our Easy Lunchboxes, which my kids pack every day for school.

For more healthy treats, take a look at these other favorite recipes:

Yield: 3-4 dozen

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (grind in blender or food processor)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind oats in blender or food processor (I have a single serving smoothie blender and just pulsed a few times).
  3. Pour into a bowl along with flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Beat butter in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  5. Add oil, sugars, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and creamy.
  6. With the mixer, add in the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Bake cookies until firm around the edges and golden on top, about 15 minutes (since I made my cookies so small, they were done much sooner).
  9. Cool for 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks to cool completely.

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies is linked up to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam.

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maria

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

I'm sending this recipe to my sister, a newly wed; her husband enjoys sweets and this one will give him an additional benefit...fiber! Thanks!

heather b

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

Thanks for this suggestion! I don't have anyone in school until next year, but I'm already gathering lunch ideas, and will include this.

Jennifer

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

I think butter is healthier. Canola oil is heavily processed, even if the other urban legends about it are false. I always replace about half the flour in cookies with whole wheat flour or oat flour, but as far as the rest goes...we just don't eat them every day :)

Gina

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

I know--the best thing would be to skip them altogether, but we allow for little treats here and there. I find all of the processed vs. saturated vs. otherthingsbadforyou so hard to follow. Seems like everything is bad in some way!

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