With National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (March 15) just one week away, we wanted to give you plenty of time to prep for your healthiest cookie-making session ever. We’ve got a few subs, swaps, and tricks that will leave you feeling a little less guilty when you reach for that second (or fifth) chocolate chip cookie.Click here for 6 Tweaks to Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthier.
The Daily Meal’s Cook
editor Angela Carlos recently wrote about the history of chocolate chip cookie-making
. She says that this widely popular variation of the cookie “was invented by accident, sort of.
Ruth Wakefield ran the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, with her husband [and] was an accomplished baker. Creation legend has it that [either] Wakefield ran out of bakers’ chocolate [and] walnuts or a vibrating mixer knocked… semi-sweet chips into her cookie dough.”
Regardless of how the cookies originated, they’re hugely successful and popular across all culinary platforms today. From make-them-yourself store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough
to premade chocolate chip cookie brands
and homemade recipes perfect for parents and their children
, there’s no shortage in the supply of chocolate chip cookie sources or inspiration.
Thus, we’d like to suggest our own source of cookie-spiration: We want you to try some healthier chocolate chip cookie recipes. If you don’t like them, don’t worry; you can always pawn them off on a relative or neighbor. If you’re someone who’s sick and tired of finding yourself 15 tablespoons deep into a tub of raw cookie dough
, though, then these recipes may be a good first step in your cookie rehab.