Thursday, April 25, 2013

LIGHT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

*~*~* LIGHT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES *~*~*

One key to weight loss is not totally depriving yourself of things you love. Guess what? I LOVE chocolate chip cookies!!! So I have been ruthlessly searching the internet to find a healthier chocol...ate chip cookie. I think I've found one! Lower in calories and fat and doesn't include butter. Going to try this one this weekend! Share it on your walls and show your friends a healthier alternative!! If I find one better than this, I'll be sure to post it, so keep on the lookout!

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons canola oil
2 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup grain-sweetened chocolate chips (such as Sunspire)
Cooking spray

PREPARATION

Combine oil and syrup in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add sugars; stir with a whisk until well blended. Stir in vanilla and egg whites.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in chips; cover and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°.

Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pan 2 minutes or until firm. Remove from pan; cool on wire racks.

TIP: Look for grain-sweetened chocolate chips in health-food stores.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Amount per serving
Calories: 74
Calories from fat: 22%
Fat: 1.8g
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
Protein: 1.3g
Carbohydrate: 13.7g
Fiber: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 0.4mg
Sodium: 62mg
Calcium: 5mg


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