Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
As far as we're concerned, there's no need to improve on a chocolate chip cookie. But a boost of antioxidants from some delicious dark chocolate in these cookies from Harvard Cookie Girl might just be all the convincing we need!
- 2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 tsp water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Bowl #1: Dry Ingredients
Dump flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and whisk together.
- Bowl #2: Wet Ingredients
Place butter and brown sugar together in bowl. Beat until the mixture is fluffy (have your kids help). Crack eggs into bowl and beat. Add water and vanilla and stir to combine.
- Combine The Bowls: Have your kid pour bowl #1 (dry) into bowl #2 (wet) while you stir to combine. Then, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Demonstrate how to scoop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet and then let you kid finish the rest.
- Bake each batch for 8-10 minutes.
- Make these in place of store-bought cookies. They're healthier because they have less sugar, contain no preservatives and are made with flavonoid-rich dark chocolate.
- Want more from Harvard Cookie Girl? Click here for a free "Grandma's Potion" recipe!