I'm admittedly not the best baker. They say cooking is an art and baking is a science. Well I fancy myself a semi-competent artiste but a shit scientist. Anyhoo, I do bake a decent chocolate chip cookie and have been looking for ways to cut down on the evil white sugar and flour scene. I did a little research and developed this recipe for whole wheat, agave-sweetened chocolate chip cookies. And you know what, they aren't half bad! While they aren't low-cal (I assume they are the same calories as a regular cookie), they are nutritious with the whole wheat and no sugar and all. Word of caution: don't go and eat 5 of these in one sitting like I did. I have a stomach ache.
Semi-Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies - makes 3 dozen
- 1 and 1/2 Cups Agave Nectar
- 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick) melted
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 12 oz pkg. semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Dump your eggs, agave, and melted butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until everything is well incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until your cookie batter is formed. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix well. Drop tablespoon sized balls onto an ungreased non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Devour while still warm.