I'll tell you making healthier food choices in the Bacon house is easier than finding time to blog about them. But I haven't left you all out. I have hundreds of pictures on my camera just waiting to post on here! In our quest to better food, I'm happy to have tweaked the good ol' chocolate chip cookie! I've searched and tried several recipes in the past few months and this one the judges, aka Mr. Bacon and the kids have approved of. FINALLY! This eating better and healthier stuff isn't that hard to do. Honestly! For those who are starting out on this journey to, what have you though? I'm finding it easier to just substitute healthier ingredients in many of our favorite dishes. Baked goods is one of those areas this works pretty well with. So here is my "bacon approved" whole wheat chocolate chip cookies for everyone to try!
"Bacon Approved" whole wheat chocolate chip cookies:
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup oat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick cold butter (yes we only use real stuff!)
1/4 c up white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk)
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract. (we prefer almond)
1 cup chocolate chips (not one bag)
What I think makes this cookie so great is the white whole wheat flour I found . And guess where I picked it up- Walmart. Are you surprised? Sure it's not organic, but we buy what we can afford and it's better than white flour! And for $3.50 for a 5 pound bag it's not bad. Also if you are curious about oat flour it's nothing fancy. I took my box of oatmeal and tossed it in my Ninja blender and gave it a whirl. Once you have something that resembles flour (I blended mine for about a minute) I poured it back in the container to use for baking. Super easy!
Now some of you might be second guessing only 1 cup of chocolate chips. Again this is a compromise, Mostly good ingredients and a few not so good. These would be great with dark chocolate chips too! Really the kids and Hubby didn't miss the extra chocolate chips in the cookies, and one bag can now make 2 batches unlike my old recipe.
While I was baking those I made up something else for dessert that night. I had a container of heavy whipping cream in my fridge that needed to be used up (from my homemade healthier coffee creamer- more to come on that in another post!) I already had my mixer out so I cleaned up the bowl and tossed in 1 cup heavy cream. With the whisk attachment I started mixing. Making homemade cool whip is super easy. I beat the creamer for about 5 minutes our until firm peaks formed. Be careful not to mix too long or you get butter!