• Cookie Friday Chocolate Chip Cookies

    January 28, 2011

    So, you’ve probably seen these cookies on CNC all week long. I’ve actually made two batches now, and they have been appropriately devoured in less than 72 hours.

    As you can tell, I really love these cookies. The whole wheat flour makes them thick and hearty, and the sugar, butterscotch extract, and chocolate chips give them the perfect amount of sweetness. Of course, they taste delicious, but the best part is they’re sort of healthy for you. Ok, no cookie is truly healthy, and if it was, you wouldn’t want to eat it! I mean, broccoli cookies? Um, no thanks.

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    I figured Cookie Friday was the perfect time to share this recipe, so here it is! Enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp butterscotch (or vanilla) extract
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 2 tbsp canola oil
    • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350*F.
    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    • Use a tablespoon to portion cookies and roll batter into a ball before placing it on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
    • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
    • Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    • Eat and enjoy!

    Makes approximately 18 cookies

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl) January 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    That is the cutest placemat! And chocolate chip cookies are NEVER a bad thing. :)

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    Livvy January 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Yum, these look awesome! I just made a recipe for whole wheat cookies that had dark chocolate chips, chopped almonds and dried cherries. I agree, no cookie is all that healthy (especially when you eat 5!) but these look pretty dang good in their own right:) Love your blog!

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    Emily January 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I will agree that these are definitely healthy cookies and I will definitely be trying them soon :) thanks for the great recipe!

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    Jess January 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Ahh! I totally dig cookie friday!

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    LauraJayne January 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    These look way amazing – I always struggle with the right proportions when I switch a recipe from white flour to wheat! I can’t wait to try it (after the sugar detox, of course)!

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    Leah January 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Butterscotch extract sounds interesting, I’ve never heard of it … I’ll have to give it a try!! :-)

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    Hannah January 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Oooh, I think I’ll make these with my brand-new coffee extract! Thanks Tina!

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    Dee January 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Excellent! I can’t wait to make these! :)

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    Kristy @ sweet treats and more January 29, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Ummm you had me at the butterscotch extract! Yum!

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    Lynda January 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I am definitely going to make these cookies, anything I can make that is sweet and with whole wheat-sign me up!

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    Lisa@Smart Food & Fit January 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    We love cookies at my house and anything with a touch of sweetness! Yum!

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    Lisa@ Dishes of Mrs. Fish January 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Yum! I love chocolate chip cookies!

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    Dishes of Mrs. Fish January 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Oh I love chocolate chip cookies!

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    Lea @ Healthy Coconut January 30, 2011 at 12:39 am

    easy recipe, I have coconut extract so I’ll probably try it with these cookies + toasted coconuts mixed in :)

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    Kate January 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I made these with vanilla extract and real egg whites. The batter was extremely sticky. It was impossible to roll the dough prior to placing on the cookie sheet so I just dropped it on. The dough does not taste good, but the cookies were delicious right out of the oven. I am glad the dough didn’t taste good because I usually eat so much dough that I don’t want the cookies. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Lea @ Healthy Coconut February 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I made these but substituted with combination of vanilla + coconut extract, and added shredded coconut. They taste healthy but they are good. Even better the next day. Moist with cake-like texture.

    Thanks for the recipe Tina. I posted mine here > http://t.co/xnoM0Y8

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    Vasu February 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Made these cookies and took them to work – everyone loved them! Used a combo of butterscotch and chocolate chips.

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    Bake a Little April 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    These cookies look delicious! I actually attempted to tweak them a little bit and substitute the oil for applesauce and it went array. See my post below for a friendly warning to stick with this recipe (unless you are looking to create what I like to call Confused Pancakecookies)

    http://bakealittle.blogspot.com/2011/04/confused-pancake-cookies.html

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    kara mcquade August 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Hi giada my name is Kara Anne McQuade. I just wanna say that you are a fabulous cook and that my mom and I watch it all the time on food net work don’t tell any of the cooks this but you are my favorite cook of all times its really true. I want to know how to make your favorite meals like for instant your cookie Friday chocolate chip cookies I never tried them before and I want to know of how to make them they sound pretty good. Thanks giada for me to write you this comment Have a fabulous day and keep on doing your great work on your meals
    Love always, Kara Mcquade

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    Mariah November 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies are one of my very favorites. I love how healthy you have made these! I will have to try this recipe next time I decide to make a batch. Thank you for sharing your amazing cookie recipe! :) God bless you!

    Mariah
    http://fit2behealth.blogspot.com
    http://www.nutrisimo.com

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