More Dessert!! + {Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies}

I posted a question on my blog's Facebook page, asking for recipe requests to see what you wanted to see more of.  The resounding answer was "dessert."  Let me preface this with a couple things -- 1) I was once a dessert lover. I ate candy/sweets (at least one small piece) every single day.    2) I gained 75 pounds after getting married while I loved dessert and ate sweets every day.  3) I'm now different. And lighter. And svelter. And more energetic. And happier.  4) I think we should train our bodies to need less "sweet" in general, be it from sugar, stevia, honey, agave, etc... and 5) Sooooo, as I share this recipe with you, that is in my opinion a wonderful low sugar dessert, know that I still recommend sweets to be eaten only occasionally and not as an everyday thing.

Introducing Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Sweetened with honey and banana puree, these cookies will satisy any sweet tooth. FYI: I couldn't really taste "honey" OR "banana" - I was worried more that the banana would be too powerful --- but it all combined perfectly to make a very normal tasting chocolate chip cookie!

A perfect treat paired with a glass of milk, that is entirely too photogenic :)

Since true "sweets" are few and far between in my house, Dear Hubby and Babycakes savored each delicious bite smiling from ear to ear while developing some pretty sweet milk mustaches :)

Looking for other healthy dessert alternatives?

Soft No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Description

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies // @noshandnourish

Ingredients

2 1⁄2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1⁄2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1⁄4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1⁄2 cup honey
1⁄2 cup Butter
1   Egg
3 1⁄2 ounces Gerber Organics' Banana/Squash Puree (or sub 1 mashed banana)
1 1⁄2 cup Chocolate Chips (I used 60% Cacoa dark chocolate variety)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (I use a convection oven).
  2. In a bowl, mix all ingredients.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoons on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Press each dough ball down flatter with a spoon or fork.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Serve with milk (optional).

Yields 28 Cookies

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