Chocolate Chip Cookies are Heart-Healthy and Diabetic-Friendly
No one needs an excuse to eat a chocolate chip cookie, but on May 15, you have the perfect reason–it’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! These chocolate chip cookies look and taste just like Grandma’s, but have fewer calories and less fat. Serve with skim milk.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) reduced-calorie trans fat free margarine softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 oz mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together margarine, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Add water and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients with a spoon.
- Place bowl in freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Lightly coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Drop cookie batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand for two minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serving size: 1 cookie
Saturated Fat: 1g
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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017
Editorial Review: Judy Capodanno, Health eCooking Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor
Dietary Review: Jane Schwartz, RD