Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thoughts on chocolate chip cookies......

Another snow day.... I baked some chocolate chip cookies with my 5yr old to pass some time.  I made a lower fat version from the Americas Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook ( a present I received at Christmas and I love - the recipes are fool proof and great!) .  They tasted very yummy and I made them with white whole wheat flour. Then end result:  120 calories, 5g fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 20mg of cholesterol per cookie (Before: 290 calories, 15g fat, 10g saturated fat, and 55mg of cholesterol).  The best thing I like about this recipe is it includes all natural ingredients and there are no artificial sweeteners etc..

Thoughts on chocolate chip cookies......Bottom line I have no self control when it comes to chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven (I ate three of them today).   I have boys who I'm not going to deprive of an occasional cookie because of my 'diet'.   I bake some cookies and take the rest of the dough and put it in the freezer (thankfully I'm not a fan of raw chocolate chip cookie dough).  When the boys want a few cookies I take some dough out of the freezer and I bake them a serving.  I so can not have a plate of cookies on the counter... staring at me... calling my name :-)

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