Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Emily on January 30, 2014 in Food

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Several years ago we changed our diet to become healthier after I read a very thought-provoking book that is also a cookbook.  For as long as I can remember, we followed the “Standard American Diet” or S.A.D.  But when we had health problems the doctors could not diagnose, it turned my interests to finding out what was wrong and how I could help my family.  This research changed what fats and sweeteners we used, among other things.  All of this is quite another story though, and I want to leave you with a healthier-for-you chocolate chip cookie recipe, because everyone likes chocolate chip cookies, right?  These are a favorite of our family’s and when I bring them to our church fellowship meals!

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  •  2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups wheat flour (sprouted would be best, but it’s not necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt —this is the kind I buy.  It is actually healthy for you and contains many essential minerals.
  •  1 12-ounce package chocolate chips –The best ones I have found are these .  They contain no soy lecithin, which is rarely lacking in chocolate chips!  We avoid soy in our family because of its detriments on health.

To Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together the butter, sucanat, and molasses thoroughly.
  3. Beat egg and vanilla into creamed mixture.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients together and then stir them into the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop from a teaspoon onto a cookie sheet greased with butter.
  7. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until done.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Note:  These will turn out darker than the cookies you’re used to due to the wheat flour, brown-colored sugar, and molasses.  But they are oh-so-good!  If you have a health foods store near you, you will probably be able to find most of the ingredients there.  But if not, I have included links to purchase them online (these links are affiliate links).

While you are baking, be sure to include your daughters.  You can simultaneously give them lessons in math, providing delicious treats for the family, and nutrition.  If you don’t know why I’ve selected the ingredients I did, you can pick up a copy of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats and take it one day at a time, or one food group at a time, learning about foods that are healthy for your family and foods that are not.

I hope you enjoy your chocolate chip cookies (with a lot less guilt)!

 

Emily

Emily and her wonderful husband are raising several future homemakers and one little man. Emily enjoys homemaking, homeschooling, arts & crafts, cross-stitching, reading, sewing, and playing piano, just to name a few. She is interested in healing the body through the food God has given us, along with other God-given means such as herbs and essential oils. You can find her blogging about all things homemaking at Blessed Homemaking. Emily also has a God-given gift for art and sometimes posts her creations at Emily's Fine Art.

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Sola Scriptura January 31, 2014

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I look forward to making some healthier chocolate chip cookies!

Emily February 27, 2014

You’re welcome!

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