It’s true, when you’re watching your weight sweets are a treat, but you can treats healthier by using quality ingredients.
Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Crunchy Walnuts
Reduced fat – great ingredients. You’ll have little reason to feel bad indulging your sweet tooth with these cookies!
Happy, healthy cooking!
Serves 24 cookies
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 large egg
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup low fat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped
- 1. Preheat oven to 375.
- 2. Combine brown sugar, sugar, oil, egg, vanilla and milk in a bowl.
- 3. Combine flour, oatmeal, salt and baking powder in another bowl.
- 4. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
- 5. Add chocolate chips and walnuts.
- 6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto non-stick baking sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minute until browned.
What’s good for me in this dish?
The flavonoids in dark chocolate (60% cocoa or higher) provide antioxidant effects, helping protect against heart disease. Flavonoids also contribute to healthy blood pressure.
Walnuts are very high in omega 3 fatty acids, manganese, copper and tryptophan. Omega 3 fatty acids contribute to a healthy heart. They are known to lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, and raise good HDL cholesterol levels. They also improve and control high blood pressure.
Total Fat: 6.09g
Total Carbs: 19.77g
Dietary Fiber: 1.03g
Old Weight Watchers Points 3
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.