Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are to die for, and seriously, they are healthy too! Well, as healthy as a chocolate chip cookie gets! By using half the fat of a traditional chocolate chip cookie and adding low fat yogurt and oats, this version comes in at only 83 calories and 4 grams of fat. They are moist and full of chocolate flavor. Try using a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips to boost your antioxidants.

Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
(8 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces (12 ounces)

Place oats in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 375°F oven about 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Place oats in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process or blend until ground; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined. Beat in the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the oats and any remaining flour. Stir in chocolate pieces.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the 375°F oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information (1 cookie):
Per serving: 82 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 57 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 12 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 48 mg sodium; 45 mg potassium

Recipe available at: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/259619/soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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