Last week my son, who is 4, asked me to make some cookies. As you all know I am baking all the time, but it is very rare that I bake something that my kids, my husband, and I all like. Sometimes they like white cookies, sometimes chocolate, sometimes chocolate chip, it can literally change minute to minute! Their absolute favorite cookie is an Oreo, but about 3 months ago I stopped buying all prepackaged cookies, cakes, candy, anything. Even though I’ve been living this lifestyle for a long time my family hasn’t been 100% on board until recently. The kids would refuse to eat what I made and want what was in the pantry. Well, they can’t do that if there isn’t anything like that in the pantry!
I took some basic ingredients and threw it in a bowl and tossed some cookies in the oven. I didn’t have any pasteurized egg whites so I didn’t even get to taste them before I baked them. Instant hit! The only complaints my son had (I know, how can a 4-year-old be picky about a cookie?!) is that he wanted them smaller, and he wanted the chocolate chips on top instead of in the cookie. Following direct orders, I downsized the cookies from a full tablespoon to half of a tablespoon and pressed some chocolate chips into the top before baking. (What he doesn’t realize is he robbed himself of some chocolate chips because I only needed one tablespoon instead of two doing it that way.)
These cookies are double chocolate, so you can’t go wrong there! They are only 42 calories which is about half the amount of calories you would generally spend on a cookie of this size and caliber. I did use semi sweet mini chocolate chips because I still had some left in the pantry, but you could use dark chocolate and they would be divine!
Now my husband has his go to snack, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars, that I make for him once a week, and my 3 and 4-year-old have their required go to snack that they love. I don’t have one yet, because I love just about every recipe I whip up, but I think one of my favorites came from the recipe I was talking about yesterday that was a fail, that I turned into a win. Look for that recipe next week! 🙂 These cookies don’t have to just be for the kids, they can be for you too! They are guilt free, not to sweet, just enough to be indulgent, and well…. Chocolately! Grab your favorite beverage, a cookie or two, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
42 Calorie Double Chocolate Cookies
By Angie Gouchenour
½ cup light butter
¼ cup Truvia zero calorie sweetener (If you would rather you can use coconut sugar, but the calorie count will change)
1 cup white wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Sift after measuring)
2 Tablespoons semi sweet mini chocolate chips
Pre heat oven to 350’f
In a medium bowl cream together the butter and Truvia
Add the eggs and combine well
Combine the baking powder with the flour and stir into the butter mixture
Add the sifted cocoa powder and mix until fully combined
Using a ½ Tablespoon cookie scoop, or spoon, drop dough onto a non-stick cookie sheet
Press chocolate chips into the top of the dough balls before baking
Bake 8-10 minutes
Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a cooling rack
Allow to cool completely before serving or the chocolate chips will make a huge chocolatey mess! 😉
84 calories per serving (2 cookies)