Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Add water and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients with a spoon.
Place bowl in freezer for about 30 minutes.
Lightly coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Drop cookie batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand for two minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Are you looking for a heart healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe that is low in fat, sodium, carbohydrates and calories? If so, then this may become one your new favorite recipes! Unlike store-bought cookies that can be loaded with sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, these chocolate chip cookies are made from ingredients you can pronounce and that taste great. Here’s what’s in these heart healthy cookies (and what’s not): Lower in Fat Most cookies contain butter to provide the rich and gooey texture you love, but although these low fat chocolate chip cookies do have some butter in them, there’s not as much butter as many other cookie recipes. The total fat numbers go up a bit due to the addition of walnuts, but the nuts contain unsaturated fat, which does not have the same negative effect on heart health as saturated fat does. Each of these cookies only contains 2g of saturated fat, making them a heart healthy option if you indulge in moderation Lower in Sodium While sodium may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of cookies, the fact is that many commercially-prepared cookies have more sodium than you think. That’s because in addition to salt, which is used to enhance flavor, the cookies may also contain preservatives that extend shelf life, and these often up the sodium content. In contrast, these low sodium chocolate chip cookies contain only 72mg of sodium per cookie. The recipe uses just a half teaspoon each of salt and baking soda, as well as unsalted butter, to keep the sodium levels down. Less sodium is good for your heart by reducing your risk of high blood pressure. Lower in Calories What if you could enjoy a sinfully delicious cookie without guilt while watching your diet? You can! These low calorie chocolate chip cookies contain just 78 calories each, but they are filled with flavor so one or two is all you need to satisfy a sweet tooth. Since the cookies are made with less sugar and refined flour than many recipes use, they are also fairly low in carbohydrates, clocking in at just 11g per cookie.