Thursday, 28 April 2011


The Royal wedding is tomorrow! I am surprisingly really excited. I don't know if its all the build up or because I have a 'big fat royal gypsy wedding' fancy dress party to attend, but I'm already getting in the spirit of things. I'm planing to have a small tea party for one whist watching Wills and Kate tie the knot on my small (big 42") screen.
Painted up an old chipped tea pot with the Union Jack, to accompany my planned patriotic cake and tea overindulgence. This obviously was far too much hard work so I whipped up a mini batch of some chocolate chip cookies.
Using this recipe by chocolate covered katie a chewy low fat cookie was made... 

World’s Healthiest Chocolate-Chip Cookies? 

“Not Guilty” Chocolate-Chip Cookies 

(makes 9-15 cookies)

  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup flour (I used 70g whole-grain spelt. You can use all-purpose.)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (not baking powder)
  • 2T to 1/3 cup chocolate chips, depending on your preference
  • 2T brown sugar (do not omit or sub with white) (20g)
  • 1T plus 2tsp white sugar (If you have no sweet tooth, like me, you can omit) (21g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1T vegetable oil (or pre-melted margarine) (12g)
  • 1T plus 2tsp nondairy milk (feel free to switch proportions of milk and oil) (25g)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix your dry ingredients, then add in wet. Form cookies and bake 6-8 minutes. Take out when still underdone–they’ll continue to cook while cooling, and so you don’t want them to get hard.

The work station
I have decided I'm going to attempt to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, whilst these were nice, ticked the taste and chewy craving boxes, I found the dough was a little dry (I had to add some water) and they didn't really spread whilst baking. I have high standards and I demand several factors from a cookie... I want sweet, chewy centre, crunchy edges, well melted choc chips and a dough that spreads well. So here at Bake n' Beebz I am going to en devour to find THE perfect healthy(ish) cookie recipe... over the next few weeks i will be searching high and low and will report my findings...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alice,
    If the cookies are dry, the LAST thing you want to do is add water. That will actually make them taste drier! What you should do is add more oil (or at the very least milk, but never water). Hope that helps.