12 August 2011

100 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week is my brother's last week in New York, so we celebrated last night with a picnic dinner on the terrace of my parent's apartment building, overlooking Herald Square. I'd wanted to try this cookie recipe for a while, so I figured it was the perfect excuse. The recipe comes from Cook's Illustrated Healthy Recipe book. For 100 calories a cookie, I think they're great: light and cake-y, with a strong vanilla taste. My brother and I certainly had no trouble eating through half the batch. I'd recommend using quality chocolate chips (I used hershey's mini dark chocolate kisses, but ghirardelli would be even better), to add a little decadence.

1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla (try trader joe's vanilla bourbon extract - phenomenal!)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine flour, baking soda and salt
In a separate bowl, mix melted butter, egg, vanilla and sugar until smooth
Sift in flour mixture
Stir in 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Drop by tablespoonful onto foil-lined baking sheets (~12 cookies per sheet)
Press the remaining chocolate chips into cookies (~2-3 per cookie)
Bake, one sheet at a time, for 10-13 minutes, or until just set in the center
Allow to cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then serve
Will last two to three days, stored in an airtight container

24 cookies

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm! The pictures look mouthwatering! And I love the idea of calorie controlled cookies.