Friday, June 02, 2006
Okay, one more sweet
Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies
Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter’s Cookbook Copyright 2003
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 8-ounce container plain low-fat yogurt I used vanilla Activa
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces (12-ounces) I used chunks
1. Place oats in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Place oats in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process or blend until ground; set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda and salt; beat until combined. Beat in the yogurt, eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the oats and any remaining flour. Stir in the chocolate pieces.
3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Makes 90 cookies. Per cookie: 82 calories, 3 g fat, 12 mg chol, 54 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. I only got about 54 cookies.
I usually go for chewy chocolate chip but I like all versions. I really liked this recipe. I took them to a cookout and they went over well. They look different than most chocolate chip cookies but I thought they tasted great and they stayed moist for days. This is definitely a recipe I would make again.
I picked this cookbook up at the book sale they had in the lobby at work one day a few weeks ago. It's packed with recipes and pictures. The layout is a little confusing - there are chapters on kids' favorites, quick weekday meals, entertaining, etc along with the usual chapters broken down by appetizers, meats, desserts, etc so if you're looking for a chicken recipe, it might be in about 6 dfifferent chapters. Thank God for the index. These cookies were actually in the Kids' Favorites section and my son did enjoy them.
Most of the recipes aren't as basic as this but they aren't complicated and the ingredients can probably be found in your local grocery store. They use lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains.
Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?