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These cookies are still not healthy but they are healthier than the original recipe.
In the last few years I have been on a mission to make sure that all my children’s snacks have some healthy aspect to them the majority of the time.
This has lead me to being sneaky, as children don’t really like you messing with their snacks, and tend to all out revolt against it by simply not touching healthy versions.
There are a few products however that I have found that pass through their “healthy” radar.
One is using white wheat flour in a lot of our bake goods. The other is replacing shortening in recipes with organic coconut oil ( I have included links to Amazon so you could sneak a peak at what these product looks like but please note I get both products cheaper at various stores I frequent and often purchase other brands than the ones shown, if they are less expensive).
I have a few other tricks, but those two are the ones I used in this chocolate chip cookie makeover which were a hit with my children and my husband. None of them even questioned me as to if I had “healthified” their favorite cookies.
My daughter even said they were better than any cookie she has ever had from Paradise Cafe. Which is saying something because she loves their cookies.
How about you? Do you secretly healthy up your families recipes? Do your kids seem to have built in healthy foods radar?
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup butter
- 2½ cups white wheat flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Combine butter and coconut oil till smooth
- Add sugar and to fats and stir
- Add lightly beaten eggs and vanilla and stir
- Add baking soda and flour and combine.
- Add in chocolate chips and combine till you have a mound of yummy cookie dough.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (until cookies are just a slight shade of golden brown)