Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Double Chocolate” might not sound like the healthiest of foods, but fear not! These cookies are light and come recommended by our Memorial Hermann dietitians as a heart healthy snack.

 

This is just one of the delicious heart healthy recipes featured on our Pinterest Page

 

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Ingredients:

½ cup whole wheat flour ½ cup Splenda for baking
1 ¾ all purpose flour ½ cup Splenda brown sugar for baking
½ tsp salt 1 whole egg
1 tsp baking soda 2 egg whites
1 cup Benecol spread, softened 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup packed brown sugar ¾ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat of to 375 degrees. In a bowl stir together both flours, salt, and baking soda.  In another bowl stir together Benecol spread, both sugars, both Splendas, egg, egg whites, vanilla, and cocoa.  Gradually stir flour mixture into Benecol spread mixture until they are combined.  Add chocolate chips and stir to distribute evenly.  Drop dough by tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with non stick spray and bake about 10 minutes.  Cool on a baking rack.  Makes approx. 40 cookies.

Nutritional Content:

Calories 115
Fat 4 gm
Protein 1.5 gm
Carbohydrates 17 gm
Dietary Fiber .8 gm
Sodium 111 mg

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This tasty, heart-healthy recipe is part of Memorial Hermann’s effort to support people in making better food choices which are nutritional balanced.  Developed by registered dietitians, it offers a quick, easy food solution to complement a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

As with any nutrition or exercise program, consult your physicians and registered dietitian before embarking upon a specific plan.  This plan is not meant to cure or prevent disease, rather it is intended for information and reference purposes only and is not for use as an alternative for appropriate medical care.  If you think you have a medical problem, you should seek professional medical help immediately.

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