This is a quick-mix chocolate chip cookie that you can whip up for the kids. There is a low-fat option too. These are melty and yummy. Makes 2 dozen.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, whip up the butter and sugar till blended. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, eggs and vanilla. Mix together for about 2 minutes till a soft dough is formed. You can use an electric mixer, or just by hand. Fold in the chocolate chips.
I personally line my cookie sheets with Parchment Paper, but you can spray the sheet with nonstick spray instead. Spoon out the dough with a teaspoon about 2 inches apart on the sheet and stick into a preheated 350F oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
Here they are! A whopping 8 points per cookie.
To shave off some points, substitute Splenda for the sugar, applesauce for the butter, egg substitute for the eggs and only put in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. That should bring it down to 3 points. Mind you, it will change the texture slightly and it will be a little bit lighter in color, but it makes a guilt free alternative!