I have made many types of cookies lighter and healthier. I usually follow a traditional recipe with a consistent set of changes. Here are my changes:
Flour - white whole wheat, not all purpose. Must be white whole wheat flour, not traditional whole wheat
Eggs - all egg whites no yolks (I use the liquid egg whites cartons)
butter - replace with a 50/50 blend of light butter and fat free cream cheese (75% reduction in fat)
nuts/chips/small candies - cut the quantity in half
When I make peanut butter cookies, I use reduced fat peanut butter.
I tend not to mess with the sugar content
These changes work well for cookies where butter isn't the major flavor (peanut butter, chocolate, oat meal, chocolate chip, double chocolate ect,) but not so great for things like sugar cookies or short bread cookies..
I suggest you try your favorite recipes with my changes. I hope these work as well for you as they do for me.
Chocolate Chip Cookies JoAnna M. Lund Serves 16 (3 cookies each) *Freezes Well
1/2 cup reduced calorie margarine 3/4 cup Splenda granular 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, beaten or equivalent in egg substitute 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (2 ounces) mini chocolate chips 1/2 cup (2 ounces) chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a medium bowl, cream margarine and Splenda. Stir in water and vanilla extract. Add egg. Mix well to combine. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add chocolate chips and walnuts. Mix well to combine. Drop by teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets to form 48 cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Hi I have a couple of recipe's for cookies that delicious and easy I'm doing weight watchers and they go with the dieting great ones a cinnamon bar, meringue cookie and a few more
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Hi! I love baking, I'd do it every day if I could. My specialty is cookies, which do not fit well into the new healthy lifestyle I'm pushing for. Does anyone have any good recipes for healthy or better-for-you cookies?
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