Sometimes You Just Need a Cookie

The chocolate chip cookie.  Next to a hug, it’s the best nonverbal “I love you”.

A fresh baked cookie has a nostalgic power like no other. I love baking this spin on the original Quaker Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookie. Not only is the taste on point; this cookie uses 1/2 the butter, 75% less sugar and incorporates whole grains to help satisfy, instead of putting you into a sugar craving high.

Give these this healthier version a try! Share with you family and neighbors.

 

 

 

What are your best cookie memories?

I remember the light green Tupperware container my mother would store chocolate chip cookies in.  She always used margarine instead of butter.. I think that’s what made the so deliciously crispy!

Grandma showing me how to use the meat tenderizer to press the checkered design on top of a peanut butter cookie.

 

Post your memories in the comments…

 

Healthierrr Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 3 Dozen

Healthierrr Chocolate Chip Cookies

A satisfyingly delicious option, inspired by our favorite chocolate chip cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C (1 Stick) Room Temperature Butter
  • 1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Applesauce
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2t Vanilla
  • 1 1/2C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1t Baking Soda
  • 1t Cinnamon
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 2C Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1C Finely Chopped Walnuts
  • 1C Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar together with mixer.
  2. Add eggs, then applesauce* and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl; Wisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. With a mixer slowly incorporate flour mixture into the butter mixture.
  5. Add oats, mix until incorporated.
  6. Add walnuts and chocolate chips, incorporate.**
  7. Scoop out 1-2T sized dough balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Lightly press down the dough with the back of your spoon so the cookie looks like a thick disk.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Notes

* It will help if the eggs and applesauce are room temperature -- if chilled, the butter will solidify, creating small curds, they will blend out after adding flour. ** Using a rubber spatula to finish incorporating the chips, will ensure they are evenly distributed throughout.

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I'm Jerilynn. Mom, wife, and lover of life - group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and encourager. My blog aworthyjourney.org was created to help you find a deeper sense of health.

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