I know what you are thinking… what? Low sugar? No butter? Is this really a cookie? Yes, yes it is! It’s a healthier twist on the traditional Tollhouse cookie recipe. I found a healthier version in the Olive Oil Desserts: Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking cookbook I reviewed last year that removes butter and states it can be made with regular flour or whole wheat pastry flour. (I used whole wheat pastry flour.) Then, I substituted the granulated sugar for the new C&H Light Sugar & Stevia blend. I’m hoping these tweaks make it more healthy and lower the sugary carbs so I can have a couple cookies once in awhile for a snack. One thing I really do struggle with while having gestational diabetes is staying away from the sweets!
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I will be honest here and tell you that I didn’t remember the part about using half of the C&H Light when substituting regular sugar. I used the same amount the recipe called for, just switched the C&H Light for the granulated sugar. This is probably why I could taste the stevia! I know that some say you can’t taste the difference, but I can. My cookies still tasted fine! It might not have been as obvious if I would have cut the amount down though.
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Low Sugar, No Butter Cookie Recipe
- 2/3 cup Olive Oil
- 3/4 cup sugar (It calls for regular sugar, I used C&H Light but didn’t half it like I was supposed to)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 TBS milk
- 2-1/2c whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I did a mix of semi-sweet chips and white choc chips)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix olive oil, brown sugar, and sugar/stevia blend in a bowl.
- Add eggs, vanilla extract, and milk. Beat until mixed together well.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend well.
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Lightly grease cookie sheet and drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes.
This will make 16+ cookies depending on the size you make them. I like to make them a bit bigger so I had 19. My husband and my daughter helped to sample them while they were still warm. Everyone enjoyed their (more healthy) cookies!
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