Raise your hand if you feel like you had one too many sweets over the holidays. (You can’t see it, but I’m raising my hand). So, why am I doing a cookie post, when I’m still having a holiday cookie hangover? Well, this is a Weight Watchers recipe, so it’s allegedly healthier than your average cookie. So if you’re looking for a little sweet treat, but don’t want a complete sugar overload…something like this is probably the cookie for you.
The reason I picked this recipe is because my mom said, “how about, while I’m at work, you make a WW cookie recipe and attempt to use up some of the million half bags of chocolate chips we have in our cupboard after the baking extravaganza?” (I’m still on my gloriously lengthy holiday break, so I have a lot of free time for random baking/cooking at the moment). Of course, a healthy recipe is not really the way to use up your stash, because you use a very small number of chocolate chips. But maybe if we make this recipe every week for a year, we’d achieve that. Goal for 2012? (Kidding).
You can find the recipe here. I don’t have any earth-shattering tips or tricks when it comes to this recipe. The major takeway? I’m too lazy to chop up chocolate, so I used chocolate chips. I’m all for taking the easy way out. This is also why I rarely use fresh garlic – too much work to chop it. The only other thing I can say is that I’d bake them a little less long than the recipe says – I didn’t, and I thought they turned out too hard.
So. Will these cookies change your life? No. They’re ordinary. They’re not chock full of chocolate or sugar. But if you eat one, you probably won’t feel guilty. Which is always nice.