Light Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Photo: Dasha Wright

Yield:

Makes 36-40 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 24 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 104
Fat 5 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 31 mg
Calcium 18 mg

Ingredients

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces good-quality dark-chocolate chunks (60-70% cocoa solids), such as Scharffen Berger
3/4 cup dried cherries
1 cup sliced almonds

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add oil and eggs; beat until creamy. Stir in vanilla.

3. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; stir well. Gently fold in chocolate, cherries, and almonds.

4. Scoop batter by heaping tablespoons onto 2 baking sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake cookies in 2 batches in upper and lower third of oven until golden on top and bottom (12-15 minutes). Transfer cookies on parchment paper to a wire rack; cool (cookies will crisp as they cool). Store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container (they will keep for up to 4 days).

Note:

Lori Powell,

Health

January 2011
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