What is not to love about a warm chocolate chip cookie?!
Chocolate chip cookies are a traditional American sweet treat. The creation of the cookie only dates back to the year 1930. Ruth Graves Wakefield owned a restaurant, Toll House Inn, a popular restaurant in Massachusetts. According to one site Ruth was mixing up a batch of cookies and realized she was out of baker’s chocolate. In efforts to make her chocolate cookies she substituted broken piece’s of Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate chips. The outcome was not the chocolate cookies she desired, but rather a “chocolate chip cookie”
Chocolate chip cookies are typically made with two types of sugars (white and brown), butter, eggs, flour, and chocolate chips. The combination of ingredients contribute to a high fat and calorie treat. While you can have the tradition chocolate chip cookie recipe as a treat on occasion, with a few simple substitutions a lower fat and calorie treat can be created (and enjoyed more frequently).
With some simple substitutions we created a delicious cookie treat! The cookies remain sweet (but not too sweet) and have a chewy texture. Perfect when paired with low fat milk!
Your family’s dietitian,Kristen Smith