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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Cookies (low-fat and cholesterol free)



What You'll Need:
2 1/4c. all-purpose white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2c. light brown sugar
1/2c. white sugar
3/4c avocado meat, mashed (about 1 1/2 haas avocados)
1/2c applesauce
1 (3oz) box instant vanilla instant pudding
1/2c egg substitute
1/4c white chocolate chips
1 Tbs cinnamon

What to Do:
Preheat oven at 350.
In a small sized bowl, combine the flour and baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together and set aside.  In a separate bowl, blend the brown sugar, white sugar, mashed avocado, applesauce and pudding mix together until smooth. Add in egg substitute and blend well.  Allow the mixture to sit for about 5 minutes, until set. Gradually mix in the flour mixture, until well blended.  Last, mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10-13 minutes until lightly golden brown.  The cookies may look a bit lighter in color than regular cookies.


Tips:
* You can use wheat flour in place of white, the cookies may be a bit more dry
* If you prefer, you can add in up to 1/2c white chocolate chips, I like to keep the amount a bit lower, to reduce the overall fat/sugar content.


4 comments:

  1. Hello there. Avocado in a chocolate chip cookie recipe! That's really interesting. The cookies sound really healthy - hope that means that I can eat more!

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  2. Hi! I got a lot of good feedback with this recipe, I hope you like it :) I generally use avocados or applesauce instead of butter/oil when baking-- cuts out the cholesterol and you get fat from a healthier source!

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  3. I'll have to try substituting avocados/applesauce for butter/oil. It sounds a bit scary though! Do the recipes generally turn out quite well?

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  4. I usually have to experiment a bit to get the right ratio when trying a new recipe. I have found that applesauce alone tends to make cookies a bit dry/tough. The avocado makes it nice and moist-- I have also found that adding pudding seems to help the texture a bit. I'm going to start working on ways to reduce the amount of processed sugar next!

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