Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There is always a way to make your baked goods healthier. Hiding certain foods like vegetables, fruits and seeds can be delicious when not detected.

(Healthier) Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 5 tablespoons of flax meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, set racks to the middle and one below
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Stir in other dry ingredients and set aside
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until its not longer gritty and a pale brown colour
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla paste while scraping sides of the bowl
  5. Add 1/3 of the dry mixture into the wet and stir until incorporated.
  6. Repeat step 5 until out of flour and fully incorporated
  7. Add chocolate chips and water. Stir just until blended
  8. Use 2 spoons and spoon it onto the prepared cookie trays (2 trays)[you can also pipe them or use your hands to roll them into balls with damp hands]

    [make them about 1 inch balls and have them 2 inches apart to ensure they don’t become one giant cookie]

  9. Bake until the cookies have a golden brown edge~12 minutes [Bake cookies for 6 minutes (swap placement of the 2 tray after the 6 mins) and bake for another 6] mins
  10. Cool and enjoy!
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