Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my second time making this recipe and I often do not repeat recipes unless I absolutely love them! I think that speaks volumes to this recipe because not only are they yummy, but they are heart healthy! Heart healthy cookies that don't taste like cardboard. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, it is thanks to Erin Mckenna of Babycakes NYC. These babies are heart healthy because they are made with coconut oil (lauric acid), chocolate chips (antioxidants if you use dark chocolate), and flax seed meal (Omega 3s).

I got this cookbook on incredible sale at the nearby outlet center. For awhile I had been looking at the book and was ambivalent about buying it. So, when I saw it for half price, there was no way I could pass up that offer! I first became interested in this book because part of me has wanted to become a vegetarian. I still want to, but I do not eat nearly enough vegetables to safely do so. I also really like hot dogs in the summer, grilled chicken and the occasional cheese burger. To that I do try to be conscious about using cruelty free beauty products (I am thinking about putting together a post about some of my favorites!). Something I just realized that I am talking about becoming vegetarian which would still allow me to bake almost anything, but I want to clarify that this book is vegan. I am not really sure where I am trying to go with this, but yeah it is late and I am tired. Good night. (This was written about a week ago late at night, but obviously I am only posting it now during the day.)

Also in the next few weeks I hope to amp up the number of posts I am able to do, but for the next few weeks posts may be a little spotty! Thanks and hope you love me and stay with me!! :) If not hope you have a great day and at some point the future decide to return!!

Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies by Babycakes NYC

Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies 
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1 and 1/2 Cups Oat Flour
1 Cup Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour
1 Cup Sugar in the Raw
1/4 Cup Ground Flax Meal
1/4 Cup Arrowroot
1 and 1/2 Teaspoons Xanthan Gum
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
3/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted (You may substitute canola oil)
6 Tablespoons Unsweetened Applesauce
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and line rimmed baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, Bob's flour, sugar, flax meal, arrowroot, xanthan gum, baking soda, kosher salt and cinnamon. Add in the melted coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla, then stir with a rubber spatula until dough forms. Then stir in the chocolate chips (I begin stirring my chocolate chips in when the dough is about halfway formed).
3. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto prepared baking sheets and gently flatten using the palm of your hand.
4. Bake for 7 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet and continue to bake for 7 more minutes or until golden brown and set. Let the cookies cool for 15 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Adapted from  Babycakes Covers the Classics

This post does include affiliate links, but is not a sponsored post. I am not a dietician or a nutritionist, so the heart "healthiness" of these cookies has not been evaluated by the FDA, just me and my research. :) 


  1. I should look into making more healthy recipes! I would have a hard time being a full-time vegetarian. Maybe just do the "meatless Monday" thing?

    1. You should! I would totally try them out!!
      Maybe I'll have to try "Meatless Monday", but that would mean planning dinner more than an hour in advance...haha!