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Chocolate Chip Cookies That are Actually Nutritious

By June 7, 2017Eat, Recipes

Let’s be honest, everybody loves chocolate chip cookies. Or just chocolate, or chips, or cookies. 

What if I told you your cookies could have a few servings of fruits, complex carbohydrates, AND sweet-tooth-solving sugar all in one?!

I adapted this recipe!

Time: 30-45 minutes

Yields: 5 dozen (so either claim the happiness all for yourself or spread some smiles to friends!)

Sh*t You Need:

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs (if you have an egg allergy, use 1/4 c. tofu)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup raisins (you can also use cranberries or dried blueberries)

Note: Depending on how much fruit you want in ratio to chocolate chip, feel free to add or subtract the amount suggested below you include in the batter. 

The Recipe

1. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

2. Combine flour, soda, oats, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in morsels and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

3. Bake at 350° for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely (give at least 10 minutes).

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Author Elizabeth Foot

Elizabeth is a first year at Hamilton College and a member of the Women’s Varsity Rowing Team. Between coffee runs, library grinds, and real runs, Elizabeth can be found talking about her dog, why sunbutter is just as good as peanut butter, and how she is going to save the world through Zumba.

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