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Triple Chocolate Chip CookieschocolateChocolateChipI promise that I am going to stop being such a lazy girl and get back on top of my posts.  I probably have close to a dozen pictures currently sitting on Joey’s camera that need to be blogged about.  Including my submission for this month’s International Incident Blog Party: Salt! In the meantime this amazing cookie recipe will have to hold you over until I can get to the rest of my pictures.  These cookies are amazingly not that bad for you.  By using whole wheat flour along with the all-purpose some nutritional value was added, leaving out the egg leaves out some cholesterol, and cutting down on the sugar cuts out some empty calories.  I find that the best cookies come from a dough that is not quite sweet, at least compared to your standard chocolate chip cookie dough.  Not only does this partially eliminate the desire to eat the dough (which is ok, no egg so no risk) but it also allows whatever is being added to the cookie to really shine.  The only exception to this being the sugar cookie but then again it is a SUGAR cookie so going crazy with the sugar is not only allowed, it’s a necessity!

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 stick unsalter Kosher Margarine (Earth Balance or similar brand)
1/3 cup raw brown sugar (Sugar in the Raw or similar brand)
1/3 cup no-sugar added applesauce
1 1/2 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp chocolate powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate/semi-sweet chips

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In a small bowl blend the flours with the baking soda.  Set Aside.
3. In a large bowl cream the margarine with the sugar.  Add the applesauce and mix well.  Slowly add about half of the flour mixture, mix, and then add the water and chocolate powder before adding the remaining flour.  Gently fold in the chips.
4. Spoon the dough onto cookie sheets with spacing.  Bake for 11-13minutes.  Recipe makes 40 2in cookies!

I promise that there are some savory recipes coming, including one for an amazing Seitan dish and another easy risotto.  The good news is that I’m not really going out of town next week for the holiday, so that shouldn’t mess me up.  Plus with the International Incident Party this week, 52week being due Thursday (yummy sweet potato dish!), and Redux next week I have TONS of motivation to stay on top of things and blog, blog, blog!

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