Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth while providing your body energy with this Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, packed full of more fiber, protein and vitamins than a conventional cookie.
September/October 2012
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Whole wheat has more fiber, protein and vitamins than refined white flour. Tofu adds high-quality protein for lasting energy.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or substitute any amount of whole wheat or white whole wheat flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup firm or extra-firm silken tofu
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup raw sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups dark chocolate chips or carob chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Sift together dry ingredients; set aside.

3. In a blender, purée tofu into a smooth paste.

4. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, honey and vanilla until creamy. Mix in tofu.

5. Mix in dry ingredients a half-cup at a time. Fold in chocolate chips.

6. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Chill pans in refrigerator for about 10 minutes before baking.

7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown, and remove to a cooling rack.

For more healthy snack recipes, read the original article, “Healthy Snacking: How to Unjunk Your Junk Food.”