Friday, February 20, 2009


Prevention has done it again! The latest issues has a wonderful recipe for smart cookies: cookies with no trans fat, low saturated fat, and lots of taste. Of course I modified it a bit, but the taste is terrific.

Smart Chocolate Chip Cookies

1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1-1/3 cups sucanat (the original recipe called for 2/3 cup each of brown and white sugar)
2 large egg whites (you can substitute a whole egg but it changes the fat ratio)
1-1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. Whisk canola and sucanat together in a large bowl. Add egg whites and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Stir in dry ingredients until well blended. Add oats and chocolate.

Cover and chill dough for at least 15 minutes. Heat oven to 375 and lightly spray two cookie sheets.

Shape dough into 16 balls using a little pressure to make them stick together. Put 8 balls on each sheet, flattening each into a 3” patty.

Bake 7 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let cool a few minutes before removing to rack to cool.

Nutritional Info Per Cookie: 218 cal, 3 g protein, 32 g carb, 2 g fiber, 10 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 0 mg chol, 162 mg sodium (Can you imagine what the counts are on those yummy mall cookies?)


Dave @ Home School Dad said...

When you say 1/2 oatmeal do you mean 1/2 of all the oatmeal we have? 1/2 of all the oatmeal you have? 1/2 of all the oatmeal in the world? Aren't you glad we no longer attend the same church? I assume you meant a half cup, let us know if different. Looking forward to trying the recipe and maybe even in finding out what sucanat is. Blessings.

Saralyn said...

Just trying to keep you on your toes, Dave. Yes, it is half a cup. I'll fix it.
Sucanat is non-refined cane sugar. I find we have less of a sugar buzz when we use it--a necessity for homeschooling! Check out Wikipedia for more info.

Molly said...

I had these cookies and they are delicious! Oh by the way Saralyn have I told you lately YOU ARE AWESOME! :>)

Saralyn said...

Mol--I feel the love, but have you been eating Arla's brownies? You're WAY too kind!

eureka said...

I remember my mom substituting carob chips for chocolate chips sometime in the era of The Muppet Show. Tried it again recently, and it's not so bad. Carob, I mean. The Muppets are still fine.