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 :-)