Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What do you do when it’s a gloomy Friday night and you have no plans for the evening?

Watch Harry Potter? Or maybe The Vampire Diaries?
Pretend like you’re going to do house chores?
Cuddle with your puppies?

Maybe….bake cookies?

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies - a low sugar recipe made with whole wheat flour and coconut oil | slimsanity.com

Well it just so happens I did all of these things! This was last week sometime…I can’t really remember. All I know is I probably should have been a little more diligent with the house chores, since neither Kyle or I had a clean pair of jeans to wear.

But, ya know. More important things were calling my name. COOOOKIEEEEEESSSS.

I was almost bummed out at first, because I realized upon cooking-baking-time that I bought dark chocolate morsels instead of dark chocolate chips. That’s what I get for a quick grab-n-go at the grocery.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies - a low sugar recipe made with whole wheat flour and coconut oil | slimsanity.com

You might be thinking, ‘Wait? Why was she bummed about getting morsels? Doesn’t that mean the chocolate chunks will be BIGGER?‘ And you would be correct. Because I quickly came to this realization that my cookies would now be extra fantastic.

And then to make it even more fun, I added in some mini chocolate chips, too. Because my Friday nights are just cray cray like that.

Also, don’t judge me for saying cray cray. I don’t even say it in real life. My sisters must be rubbing off on me with all their abbrevs. Is cray cray even an abbrev?

You know, all this reminds me of Pitch Perfect for some reason. That is also what we do on Friday nights when we’re at home. Pitch Perfect will permanently remain on our DVR for eternity. That may be redundant, but only because its aca-awesome.

Enough about my dazzling Friday night activities.

Let’s bake some cookies.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies - a low sugar recipe made with whole wheat flour and coconut oil | slimsanity.com

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 4 packets of stevia
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together flours and baking soda.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, vanilla, agave, and stevia.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave coconut oil for 30 seconds until completely melted. Stir into egg mixture.
  4. Stir in flour mixture until completely mixed. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. On a cookie sheet, make 16 tablespoon sized balls.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just golden brown on top.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie

Amount Per Serving

Calories 129

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8 g

12%

Saturated Fat 7 g

35%

Cholesterol 12 mg

4%

Sodium 83 mg

3%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g

4%

Dietary Fiber 1 g

4%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 2 g

4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This particular recipe has been in the works for months. As in – I forgot to keep working on it. We had a wedding and all that jazz, and cookie baking wasn’t a priority for a while.

I don’t really know how I forgot about them AGAIN in my bought of healthy dessert recipes last September. I just got this intense hankering for a chocolate chip cookie recently and whipped up a new recipe that was fan-freaking-tastic.

I know it’s a good one when Kyle helps me eat half the batch. He ‘doesn’t have a sweet tooth’ until I come up with something really, really good!

Refined sugar hasn’t shown up in my recipes for a long, long time. I used to make all my muffins with it, until I discovered the use of healthier sweeteners. I chose to use agave in this recipe because I have it, even though it might rank among the healthiest of sweeteners I could choose. Like I said – I use a variety of sweeteners, depending on what I have – and quite frankly, what I feel like baking. You could easily substitute the agave for honey or maple syrup; both of which are lower in fructose than agave. Lower fructose is healthier for you!

All that being said, these cookies are still healthier because they are much lower in sugar than the average chocolate chip cookie! And you could tailor the sugar that’s in them with fewer (or more?) chocolate chips.

Totes up to you. I think that abbrev is my signal to sign off!

What is your ideal Friday evening? Do you LOVE cookies?

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