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Monday, November 07, 2011

Mondays Must have chocolate chip cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies - big surprise right? And they aren't that good for me. These happen to be made differently and are somewhat healthy. Very low carb if you can believe that.

Must-Have Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Must have chocolate chip cookies recipe


1 cup(s) raisins
1/2 cup(s) boiling water
1/2 cup(s) peanut butter
1/4 cup(s) butter, softened
1/2 cup(s) sugar
1/2 cup(s) refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose
1 1/4 cup(s) oats, rolled
1 cup(s) chocolate, semisweet pieces


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine raisins and boiling water; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and butter; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar or sugar substitute, egg product, cinnamon, vanilla, and baking soda. Beat until combined. Add the flour; beat until smooth. Stir in the oats.

3. Drain the raisins; stir raisins and chocolate pieces into oat mixture.

4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.

Nutritional Info (Per serving): Calories: 87, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 47mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 4g, Carbs: 12g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Protein: 2g

From Everyday Living

Thought for the day:

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

- St. Francis de Sales

Why did I pick this one? Well, besides loving St. Francis de Sales - I like it because it talks to me - I can't really or I'm not supposed to eat a lot of carbs. Yet I love chocolate chip cookies. So I have been searching for a recipe that would work and low and behold this recipe came to me in an email from Everyday Living. I haven't had time to make them, but I am!

So in a little way I encountered a difficulty yet I spent a little time looking for the right recipe and hopefully I have a great alternative - now this is a little example I know- but can be used on bigger ones too. I just start out little.

Now my difficulty is finding time to bake! But I will.



laurie said...

these sound wonderful,, I haven't had breakfast, one or two of these would be great,, RIGHT NOW1,, have a happy monday,, I hope you have time to enjoy your day!

Desiree said...

I love the things you come up with, Sandie! This example has worked a treat by way of illustrating your excellent quote.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I hope you do find the time to try them because they do sound good. And I'm always looking for something good to eat but that is healthy also. I wonder if you could use eggs instead of the egg product. I don't like egg product at all. Hope you have a great Monday!

That corgi :) said...

Those do look good, Sandie! And the nutrititional info looks like they are relatively healthy too! It is hard to find that balance to get foods we like but make sure we stay within diet restrictions. I think in this day and age it is easier to do so with looking for things on the internet! LOL about time, we never seem to have enough of that do we? But there's nothing better than on a cool/cold day to make cookies to warm up the house!


Changes in the wind said...

Those cookies sound great:)

Sandra said...

because my favorite cookie is an Oreo i went to the site and checked. here is what i found.
Calories 65
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 64.1 mg
Potassium 15.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g

so you can eat ONE oreo for less than this recipe. Now this recipe sounds delish to me, but the thing with me and cookies is I can't eat just one, so if i made these i would eat the whole batch. i also found if you eat one cookie, a 7 minute brisk walk will burn that cookie off

so this means grab a cookie of your choice and walk 7 minutes while eating it.... or grab 2 cookies and walk 14 minutes. are you picking up what i am putting down? good luck with your baking. let me know how they taste.

Wanda's Wings said...

Sound yummy. I love cookies.

SweetMarie said...

Fresh baked chocolate cookies are our favorite around here. It is a weakness of mine! I will be trying this recipe. It sounds so yummy! Happy Monday Sandie!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This looks like a yummy recipe. Hope you find time to make those cookies!
hugs, Linda

Remington said...

Sounds yummy! I hope I can find time today to get in the kitchen to make some! Thanks, my friend!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Sandie, I love the quote from Francis DeSales--very appropriate for a variety of situations.
I also love chocolate chip cookies--the gooier the better!

Susan said...

Wow, Sandie. That's a great recipe. Only a half cup of flour. Wowsers. Let me know how they come out!

Take care. Loved the quote. I know someone who needs that right NOW. Susan

Belle said...

I have another friend who cannot eat flour. If you search for "no flour recipes" there are quite a few online. My favorite is peanut butter cookies.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

They do look good. My husband thinks cookie dough is ruined by cooking it, so I have to keep him out of the dough.

I'm not a milk drinker so I'll take a cup of coffe with mine. Yummmm.

Aarthi said...

This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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Carol............. said...

Yummmm's the word!

Will make these for hubby!

Whosyergurl said...

These sound good sans raisins! I despise raisins!
xo, Cheryl

Melanie said...

Those cookies look delicious!
Hope your husband had a great birthday! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, Excellent recipe ---and it looks healthier than most choc. chip cookie recipes. I love peanut butter---so that part of the recipe caught my attention.


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Eva Ason said...

Sounds like yummy cookies :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You can never go wrong w/ choc chip cookies!

Sally said...

I'll be making these for sure when the munchin comes back over. She loves to bake with me. :)

Love Of Quilts said...

When you do try them let me know if they are worth the cost. Have a good day. Trish

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'll take a couple of dozen, please!



My Journey With Candida said...

I just might have to try these using xylitol and carob chips or unsweetened cacao chips.

Rebecca said...

I'm sooooo going to try this girlfriend! Always up for something new!

I love the picture of my sister and I, too! Just wish I had the negative so I could make a good reprint!


The Boston Lady said...

You had me at peanut butter, raisins and chocolate. And low carbs. Yummy! I may actually break out the mixing bowl! Ann

Crystal Mary said...

These look yummy, I am a lazy cook since my kids have flown the coup. If I make them I know I will eat them Lol...
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Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am going to give them a try. I need to go back on South Beach so low carb would be awesome!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Maybe that's what was wrong with today, no chocolate chip cookies-gotta fix that:@)

Flora said...

yum going to give them a try!!

Shug said...

Sounds like a recipe worth trying.... Im one of those that's not crazy about chocolate, but I know my kiddos would love them.

Ann said...

so what you've got here is a no guilt chocolate chip cookie? I love it :) they sound like they have a little bit of everything in them

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OOO these sound sooo goo! It's getting into baking season and my hands are getting itchy...or maybe it's my tummy!

I always start baking for my sones birthday, Nov 10, by making his fav Russian Teacakes....Need to muster up that part of me that used to enjoy baking....need to start new traditions this year..make some new memories ;)

Sorry I haven't been around much. Just now starting to be able to come out of the darkness.

Nancy said...

My mouth is watering for a chocolate chip cookie.....

I hope to try them soon...Thanks

Munir said...

You are going to spoil me. I still have so much candy left. I may copy the recipe. This is definately a keeper. All my three kids love to bake. It will be a riot in my home, come holidays.

Sharon said...

Wow! I think I'd love these cookies!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Can't wait to hear your review of this one!! Sounds delicious! blessings ~ Tanna

Cheri said...

Gee I wish you would have made some and brought them for us to try yesterday.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'll be interested in hearing how they turn out. Of course, we are heading into the holidays soon...

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I hope that you find the time to treat yourself to these little goodies. Thank you quote from St. Francis de Sales. These always help. Blessings, Catherine xo

DaCraftyLady said...

those cookies sound yummy. :) as I was munching down a Hershey's Dark Chocolate piece I read this recipe.....yummmy together.. Debb

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie! This recipe sounds good, let us know how you like then when you get to bake then. My weakness is chocolate...okay, one of my weaknesses, ha!...and I keep a package of those small Hershey bars in dark chocolate in the freezer. I like to eat them frozen! I try really hard to limit myself to one a night. But then I had to go and buy all that bakery stuff that I def don't need!!

Granny Annie said...

You are very unkind to those of us trying to monitor our calorie intake. LOL

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I would love to try out your lovely recipe, it sounds great,
trouble is I might end up eating them all myself!!!

Love chocolate chip cookies!

x Fiona