I have to tell you I have been pretty intrigued by the yogurt epidemic that you’re seeing all over the place. One thing you may or may not know about me is I am a yogurt freak! Oh my gosh I love it! I eat it all the time! I actually crave it!!! Today I thought I would try something completely new using a my traditional chocolate chip cookies recipe.
Just about every week I make my Husband a batch of the old fashion traditional chocolate chip cookies, using butter, eggs and sugar. Today I decided to change it up and use yogurt, half the butter, egg substitute and some stevia in place of the granulated sugar. I know that using yogurt in chocolate chip cookies sounds weird but I found a Chobani substitute chart on Pintrest and I just had to try it!! Boy I couldn’t wait to try it! A lower calorie, less butter cookie, yes please!!!
The cookies are a little different then my traditional cookies, they puffed up, instead of spreading out. They kind of tasted cake like to me. But are they good? Ahhh YAH!!! Would I make them again? You bet I would!! The only thing I would change is use less chocolate chips. I didn’t have a full bag of semi-chocolate chips, so I used 1/4 cup semi sweet, 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and 1 cup of white baking chips. These cookies were sweet! I am thinking next time I should use 1 1/2 cups of chips instead of 2. But hey I’m not arguing the sweetness! Who doesn’t like sweet chocolate chips of all kinds?
One thing about these cookies is how ever you scoop them, that is pretty much the shape your going to get. I didn’t realize that until it was too late. But honestly I don’t care about the shape, there for my Husbands lunch and I know he doesn’t care. I asked my Husband, you know the one who doesn’t like change or yogurt, what he thought of the cookies. He said the cookies were really good and that his friend at worked loved them. That’s all I needed to hear! There a hit! I know they were a hit with me, I ate a few straight out of the oven.
See all the funny shaped cookies? In the picture above, you see the first one in the second row to the left? You know the funny shaped one with white chocolate chips popping out everywhere? I ate him along with a few of his friends! 🙂 My description of these cookies are sweet, chocolaty, fluffy, tasty cookies. I liked them! I froze the whole batch and when I came home from work, I went to grab one out of the freezer and guess what? Hubby took them all to work! That was kind of stinky, but I guess that is better for me, since I can’t just eat one. If you decide to make these cookies, I highly, highly recommend using 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cup of chips, whether it is a medley of chips like I used or one kind of chip. The chips may have been just a little bit of overkill, plus using less chips will bring the calorie count down. But all in all the cookies were only 73 calories each! Not bad! My guess with less chips you’re looking at around 50 calories a cookie which is really good for a chocolate chip cookie!
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup of white whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup butter softened
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- 2½ tsp. stevia or ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs (I used egg substitute)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cups white chocolate chips
- ½ cup semi semi chocolate chips
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a bowl add flours, baking soda and salt, set a side.
- In large bowl, cream butter, yogurt, stevia and brown sugar until light. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Drop by well rounded heaping teaspoon of batter onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown.
I really wish my Husband didn’t take them all to work! I really could go for right now with a big cup of decaf coffee! Darn my Husband!! Don’t you hate when that kind of thing happens? I guess this is just an excuse to make more cookies. Who am I kidding? Who needs an excuse to make cookies? I know I don’t!!
Well that it for me today! Are you going to try yogurt cookies? I think you should and come back and let me know what you think of them!!! I wonder what kind of cookie I should make next using yogurt? Feel free to give me some suggestions.
Have a great day!!
P.S. Shhhh, but please don’t tell my Husband that there is yogurt in the cookies and no granulated sugar. Somethings are best kept a secret!