Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
These were the BEST Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies that are soft, perfectly chewy, buttery and filled with dark chocolate chips. Over the years, I've refined my nutritious recipe, and it is classic! We use less sugar and butter, but the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe does contain sugar and butter.
Add butter and sugar to a large bowl; beat with a food processor or blender.
Add egg and vanilla extract, beat until blended.
Apply the baking soda, salt and flour; beat until the cookie dough has shaped. Add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and stir with a spatula.
Place the cookie dough in the freezer for 20 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 cookie sheets with unbleached parchment or silicone baking mats.
Scoop the dough with a standard scoop, roll into the balls and put 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets—spread sweets.
Bake for 10 minutes and cut until cookies are undercooked, puffy and light in colour. Strategically put the remaining 2 tbsp of chocolate chips in cookies while still sweet.
Enable cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 15 minutes before switching to a cooling rack to cool more. As cookies are cool, you'll see delicious grooves that cover chocolate chips like a blanket.
Store: Store in a superb, dry position in a ventilated jar for up to five days.
Freeze: Bake, cool cookies full, put in a sealed plastic bag or jar and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw on the fridge for a couple of hours.
Gluten-Free Option: Use almond flour instead.
1/2 cup unsalted butter grass-fed (at room temperature)
1/2 cup cane or coconut sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (divided)