Woo-hoo for the King’s win last night J throughout this past year I have become a King’s fan through association of Mat, who went to high school with their star goalie: John Quick! I always find it kind-of funny when we hear his name, because we come from small towns in CT. Now I always love an excuse to get creative and bake up some treats, so I figured this was reason enough!
To keep things within theme, I decided to make dark and white chocolate chip cookies…A recipe that I literally threw together, and turned out to be very yummy, and not too terrible on the guilt-factor 😉
– 1 TBSP Earth Balance Vegan Butter
– 2 TBSP brown sugar
– 2 TBSP Truvia
– 1 Egg white
– ¼ C Maple Syrup (I used a sugar-free one)
– 1/3 C vanilla yogurt
– 1 C whole wheat flour
– ¼ TSP baking soda
– 1 TSP vanilla extract
– Dark and White chocolate chips (amount varies on preference)
– ¼ C unsweetened cocoa powder (optional!)
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Melt the butter, and mix in with the brown sugar and Truvia sweetener. Add in egg white, syrup, yogurt, and vanilla – mix very well. Mix in four and baking soda, and then slowly fold in the chocolate chips.
Spoon onto a non-stick pan or parchment paper, and flatten out the dough (they rise more than they expand). Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Yields about 2 dozen.
*If making a chocolate, rather than plain, base for these cookies, then mix together the cocoa powder with the flour prior to mixing in for an even consistency.
I typically like the treats I bake; however, Mat has the final say on whether they are good or not. For the laidback, “c’est la vie” kind-of guy that he is, he has gotten quite picky when it comes to cookies and desserts! I eagerly awaited his arrival from work last night to get his taste-testing opinion on them…and he liked them! He has a thing for consistency, so the fact that he actually enjoyed these assured me that I did a pretty good job on throwing these bad boys together.
Side note: These taste GREAT with peach frozen yogurt. It turned out to be a yummy treat after a long hot day here in the valley!