Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Friday, August 12, 2011

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies ( 1 point+)


Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies for 1 point+ a piece?  How can this be true?

Double chocolate Chunk Cookies



Well, the secret is that the are incredibly small...but mighty tasty and they really hit the spot for that chocolate craving!  I got three bites out of my cookie...but hey, at 1 point+ each...you can have three cookies and still come in with a respectable point+ value as far as cookies go!

The recipe calls for 40 cookies out of one batch....and I did manage to squeeze 40 cookies out of the batch I made, but I admit, it was a stretch.    If you don't feel like making such tiny cookies, you can make 20 cookies from the recipe and they will still be a very respectable 2 points+ each. 

This recipe comes from WW online.  You can find the recipe HERE.  The original recipe calls for mini chocolate chips, and I don't know of any company that makes minis except for Nestle.  Not that I have anything against Nestle, they do make a fine chocolate, but sometimes you just want a different taste so I went with a dark Belgian chocolate. I first weighed out 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips.  It came to 57 grams.  I then weighed dark Belgian chocolate ( 70% cacoa)  I got from Trader Joe's and used 57 grams of it, chopped finely to replace the mini chocolate chips.  It worked wonderfully, and gave the cookies a really rich chocolate taste. 


The cookies came together pretty easily...


Mixed the dough as instructed.  All ready for the addition of the chunked chocolate....




Dropped by teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and baked for 10 minutes...










And voila!  Ready to eat!  Still warm from the oven, they have a crunchy exterior with a chewy, chocolatey inside.  Once they have cooled and been stored in a covered container, they are chewy all over. 






Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
adapted from WW Online


Servings - 40   Serving size - 1 cookie   Points Plus per serving - 1 point+
Calories - 50,   Total Fat - 1.7g,   Carb. - 9.4g,   Protein - 0.8g,   Fiber - 0.4g


1 cup all- purpose flour ( can sub whole wheat pastry flour if you like) 
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup of dark chocolate finely chopped ( approx. 57 grams) OR 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare cookie sheets by lining with silpat, parchment paper OR spraying with nonstick spray. 

2.  Measure out flour and combine in small bowl with baking soda and salt.  Set aside. 

3.  In medium bowl, with electric mixer, combine the softened butter and the brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy.  Add in the granulated sugar and mix for a minute or so longer.  Add cocoa, egg whites, and vanilla extract, beating well.  Gradually add in flour mixture, beating until well combined.  Stir in chocolate chunks.

4.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.  ( it will be a stretch, but if you are careful you CAN get 40 cookies from this dough)   Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Remove from oven when done and allow to cool on pan for a minute or two before placing them onto a wire rack to cool. 


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These little cookies will really help curb that chocolate craving without breaking the point+ bank!  They really don't taste at all like a light or low fat cookie.  One cup of sugar overall, may seem like a lot of sugar, but divided up into 40 servings it isn't.  You do need the sugar to get the right texture in cookies so I wouldn't substitute it with anything else.  

I've popped what is left of the cookies I made yesterday in the freezer.  My boys loved them...maybe too much.  I made them to help curb MY chocolate craving, and if they eat them all up....there won't be any left to do that!  lol   Does anyone else have this problem with your family?  You make a tasty treat for yourself, one that fits into your plan, and before you know it, your family has made it vanish??  What can you do?  I love my family, and I love to cook and bake for them...but sometimes...I just want to be selfish!  haha   I mean, come on....it's chocolate!

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5 comments:

  1. I want that vanishing problem! Hubby doesn't like sweets enough, it's dangerous for me!

    These cookies look amazing! I never thought about it, but you're right...Nestle has a mini chocolate chip monopoly, lol!

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  2. It's just my husband and me and when I make treats he takes a bite and is good. I've learned not to make treats or to freeze them really fast so I don't eat them all. :) These look like the perfect chocolate fix.

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  3. How fun! Josh is a huge fan of the double chocolate cookies. Love the use of the dark Belgian chocolate. And I am a huge fan of when baked goods disappear quick- means I get to bake again :)

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  4. 1 pt sounds great to me! They look so yummy. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

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  5. So easy to make and so delicious and sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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