Mini Batch of Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been dying to bake for a week now and finally got the chance today. But, since baking is a major danger zone for me I decided to make a mini-batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies! I made a small batch that made 9 cookies total. I didn’t want to bust out a recipe so I made this up as I went along…IMG_1029

Ingredients – Makes 9 Healthy Cookies

1/2c oats

1/2c whole wheat flour

1/3c brown sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

dash salt and cinnamon

1 egg

1  applesauce (snack pack size)

1/3c chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients, then wet ingredients. Drop spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. *I spray the pan to prevent sticking since the cookies don’t have butter. **You can’t eat more than a bite of the cookie dough since it doesn’t make that much. Yes, I eat the batter even though it has raw egg. Have you ever heard of anyone dying from eating cookie dough? If you ever do, it will probably be me and I won’t regret it.IMG_1025Let’s remember that these are healthy cookies and may disappoint Ben your significant other.

The whole batch on a plate! Dee-lish!IMG_1030

I didn’t just have cookies for dinner (not that I’m above that). I had some polenta left over from the other night and recreated that meal. I love cooked spinach with tomato paste and spices. Love it.IMG_1018

IMG_1014My afternoon snack was kiwi and a yogurt. I was hungry and also ended up eating a handful of Kashi crackers! Maybe two handfuls?DSCN2053

When I got home and started making dinner I thought I would be “good” and plate my snackage of Pirate’s Booty. But, let’s be honest and say that I ate handfuls of this stuff straight out of the bag too.IMG_1007

In other news…I’m going to Mississippi next week for work! I’m covering a story about a church building a house for a family who lost their home in Katrina. Exciting life of a reporter!?

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10 Responses

  1. Oh, these cookies just made me so very hungry.

    Very exciting about the reporting gig in MS!

  2. um… where are my cookies???

  3. What is your polenta recipe? I bought some at WF and then realized I’ve only ever bought the tube kind.

  4. That’s such a great little recipe for when you dont want too much.

    Normally, I’d say why bother baking the cookie dough, but after the recent E. Coli thing I’ve been a little hesitant, especially after this article

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-cookie2-2009sep02,0,5570728.story

  5. Ah! I didn’t know you were a reporter too! Sounds like a great story and opportunity 🙂

    Love the mini recipe. Baking is a danger zone for me too, although most of the eating happens before the batter reaches the oven 😛

  6. Those chocolate chip cookies look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try them!!

  7. What an interesting job! I agree on the healthy baked goods. My siginificant other always asks if they are healthy so he can prepare himself.

  8. That sounds like a great story you’re covering.

    I need to try polenta. I have just never known what to do with it. Your meal looks good and easy too!

  9. Love the cookies!! I have everything except the applesauce at my house. I may have to make a trip to the supermarket!

  10. isn’t pirates booty amazing!? my mom & i eat that stuff like there’s no tomorrow & i just can’t keep it in my apartment or an entire bag will disappear w/in 48 hours. 🙂

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