Monday, February 9, 2009
Lower Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Mykette
Whisk by hand:
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Then combine in a separate bowl:
1 stick butter, very softened
1 C brown sugar
3/4 C granulated sugar
Combine two sets of ingredients. Then add and beat for 1 minute:
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 C chocolate chips
Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.
Tips: My friend told me to make them following the ingredients exactly. The first batch of made of these, I had some oldish brown sugar that ended up getting really crystally and the cookies didn't turn out too well. So this last batch I opened a new bag of brown sugar and they were perfect (just as an FYI). Also, I'm not sure where the original recipe came from, but I think it might be Cooking Light.
One more tip: I asked Mykette if the dough sometimes comes out dry. She said she uses "extra large" eggs and so to add another egg white if you're using smaller eggs. Hopefully that way the consistency will be a little more moist. Given that they're lower fat, the dough isn't quite as moist as others and so I had to kind of roll them into a ball. They still tasted great, though!