Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little Bit's Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies



In an effort to cut down on refined sugar I've been using either rapadura or evap cane juice + 1/2 tsp/cup of molasses to replace brown sugar in our recipes.  My daughter wanted to make chocolate chip cookies to share with some friends so she started mixing before she realized we didn't have brown sugar.  I simply told her to add a little molasses to the evap cane juice...so she did...1/8th cup!  I thought that might be a little on the strong side but much to my surprise, the chocolate chips and molasses taste great together!  Everyone loved them!  So she called them, Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies!  Like Christmas in a cookie!

2-1/4 Cup + 2 TBSP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1/8 cup molasses
1-3/8 cup evap cane juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Beat sugar, molasses, butter and vanilla until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.
Gradually add flour mixture to sugar/butter mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet.
Bake @ 375 for approx. 10 min.
Allow to cool on sheet before moving to wire rack.



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11 comments:

  1. Cookies, I love cookies! Chocolate chip cookies are some of my favorites. I usually make these every fall for football season, but have yet to do it. I just don't know what's wrong with me. Oh yeah, it's called being on a diet! =( Thanks for tip about the molasses.

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  2. Sounds like you have a budding baker, with original ideas, in the family!
    Happy A-T.

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  3. molasses is our friend :D
    my mom did so much with molasses...the cookies look great!
    ~victoria~

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  4. Christmas in a cookie, huh? I like that!

    =)

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  5. if i replace flour for wheat free I have a very healthy cookie thanks

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  6. Hooray for the reason and feelings to bake, and bake and decorate!!!!

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  7. I never would have thought about substituting molasses for brown sugar. It sounds good!

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  8. yum. I've been using an aloe-based(Ithink...sorry, too lazy to walk to the kitchen this moment and check) sweetener from Costco that is amazing. Tastes great. Don't need much. None of that sugar-alcohol after effect.

    I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho... :)

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  9. I have never bought evap cane juice and am not sure where you buy it. But the molasses sounds wonderful. I love the taste of it and I must try your recipe.

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  10. hahah...make that AGAVE syrup...my brain is functioning more clearly on Monday morning... :)

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  11. I substitute agave for quite a bit of sugar in my cooking and baking. I can usually make a four pound bag of sugar last about 4 - 5 months!

    I will defintiely try molasses. I've never used it as a sweetener...more of an addition to savory elements.

    What a great idea, though!

    Thanks for a beaut of a B link for Alphabe-Thursday!

    A+

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