08 June 2009

Deceptively Delicious

Ok so my first attempt at "healthifying" food has been purchasing Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook. I really like that book and reccomend it for most anybody who struggles when trying to include fruits and veggies in their diets. I think I will start thi blog with a yummy treat so here goes!!!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 c. fat free tub margarine

2 large egg whites

2 t. pure vanilla extract

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas drained and rinsed

1 ¾ c. chocolate chips

½ c. slivered almonds (I like mine toasted) - optional

½ c. coconut flakes (optional) - optional

2 c. flour

½ c. oats (optional)

1 t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

1/4 t. ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer, beat sugar, margarine, and shortening. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla. Then add the chickpeas and chocolate chips, almonds and coconut. Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until a thick dough forms. Drop the dough by tablespoonful onto the baking sheet spacing about 2 inches apart. Press flat with a fork .Bake 11-13 minutes (do not over bake)

HERES ASECRET - You can use it on any cookie recipe. When you take the cookies out, hold the cookie sheet about 2-3 inches from the countertop. Drop the sheet and the cookies should fall more flat. It makes the cookies just a little bit chewier. Transfer to wire rack To cool and enjoy!

I actually entered these cookies in a recipe contest and made it on tv to shw them off! It aired on Studio 5 on KSL 5 out of Salt Lake City, UT

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