Cookies seem so innocent.
They’re automatic portion control.
Even if you have one the size of a hubcap, it’s still just one, right?
Well, store bought cookies, no matter the size, are usually packed with bad oils and preservatives, not to mention way too much sugar.
The good news is that cookies are really easy to make from scratch.
They may come out in all shapes and sizes, but they’re still unbeatable.
Unfortunately, the signature chocolate chip cookie, the Tollhouse version, has 2 sticks of butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Granted, the recipe is supposed to create 60 cookies, but how often does that really happen? And how often would you eat just one cookie when they’re small enough to be among 60?
I found this recipe from Eat This, Not That, a brilliant concept from Men’s Health Magazine.
It calls for one stick of butter, one cup of sugar, less flour, and fewer chocolate chips than the Tollhouse recipe. Plus, it’s supposed to yield 12 cookies. They’re bigger, yes. But, fewer cookies means fewer chances to overindulge.
To tell you the truth, I could notice the reduction in butter and sugar. But, they’re still delicious, and they certainly hit the spot.
You could even add walnuts or dried fruit.
Give it a try!
Tip: Check out the other desserts in that same Eat This, Not That slideshow. I recommend the ice cream & olive oil!