These "clean" chocolate chip cookies are lower in sugar, fat and salt than the typical store-bought chocolate chip cookie. Swapping part of the wheat flour for ground oats boosts flavor and fiber. The cookies also have fewer ingredients than packaged cookies and no preservatives.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup ground rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large whole egg
- 1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and coat baking sheets with nonstick spray.
2. Mix dry ingredients together well.
3. Beat butter in a mixer or food processor or with hand-held beaters until fluffy.
4. Add egg and vanilla and continue beating until creamy.
5. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
6. Drop heaping teaspoons of batter onto the sheet (the recipe should make about 30 small cookies).
7. Bake until cookies are light brown on top, and edges look firm, about 15 minutes.
8. Leave on sheet for 1 to 2 minutes, then remove with spatula to a rack to completely cool.
9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.