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the classics

August 22, 2011

Sometimes simple is best. No frills. No extra additions. Just the classics. You really shouldn’t mess with the classics. Unless you are trying to make it a tad healthier. Because why eat one cookie when you really want two?

The Classicย  (Healthier) Chocolate Chip Cookie

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

4 tbsp butter, melted

2 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, butter, and vanilla; stir in the brown sugar until smooth. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes.

Yields 24 cookies or 1 husband.

Do you have a favorite cookie?

17 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2011 6:44 am

    The chocolate chip cookie (like this one) is definitely my favorite cookie. If offered a cookie or ice cream, it would hands down be ice cream…unless I could have a cookie on top of my ice cream. Great recipe!

  2. August 22, 2011 7:16 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! Chocolate chip are definitely my favorites–especially oatmeal chocolate chip!

  3. August 22, 2011 8:58 am

    these sound and looks really lovely. Nothing better than the classic choc-chip cookie, Yum.

  4. August 22, 2011 9:35 am

    I love classic choc chip cookies — but my favorite cookies are the PB blossoms with the Kiss in the middle!

  5. August 22, 2011 10:34 am

    Yummy! Choc chip cookies are my fav without question.

  6. August 22, 2011 10:35 am

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite, but good chocolate chip cookies are a close second.

    • August 22, 2011 11:53 am

      I love oatmeal too…but they gotta have raisins or chocolate-chips – I like something to surprise me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. August 22, 2011 11:14 am

    And that is why cookies are my favorite dessert. There’s something to be said about the little things in life… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. August 22, 2011 11:52 am

    Chocolate chip all the way. You are so right. I often do “lower-sugar”, GF versions – but man, I wholeheartedly buy the bakery choco-chip cookies everytime ;)…um, I should just make these instead – it’ll save me a whole lot of money! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. August 22, 2011 3:27 pm

    I just found your blog.. love it ๐Ÿ™‚ I read your entire “About” page and was laughing the whole time! I love toffee cookies.. a lot.

  10. August 22, 2011 4:17 pm

    That is a classic cookie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing beats a homemade cookie!

    I also love brownies and have tried healthier versions, such as substituting black beans (which is still tasty) but the regular ol’ version of a brownie (with all the oil) is still the best!

  11. August 22, 2011 6:43 pm

    I completely agree. I have a CC cookie recipe that I make for meeker that is as classic as it gets. Whenever I try to change it up, he never fails to taste the difference and say “this doesn’t taste right” – best to stick with what works where these things are involved!

  12. August 22, 2011 6:52 pm

    Chocolate chip are a fantastic and classic cookie that you can never go wrong with! I like that you made it a bit healthier too, it means you can eat twice the amount ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. August 22, 2011 9:10 pm

    Yum! That recipe sounds great! Chocolate chip cookies are totally my favorite! They’re a classic, you know?? I like the version you have here, it looks like it would still taste like a great chocolate chip cookie!

  14. August 25, 2011 5:36 am

    Ooo, they look like good cookies!

    Chocolate chip cookies are one of those recipes I always mean to make but *gasp* I still haven’t! I know. I can’t believe it either.

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