Updated: 6 days ago
These golden cookies are packed with chips and loaded with buttery flavor. They walk the line nicely between crunchy and chewy: the edges are crisp, while the center is "bendy." These chocolate chip cookies contain secret ingredients that are superfoods. They tuck in lunch boxes beautifully and make delightful after school snacks.
KEY INGREDIENTS FOR THESE CHOCHOLATE CHIP COOKIES
There are two unusual ingredients in this recipe that will probably surprise you — blackstrap molasses and chia seeds. Yep, chia seeds. Isn’t that nuts?
Why? Why on Earth would you do that?
Molasses, but not just any molasses, UNSULFURED BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES! This molasses, unlike refined sugar, is packed with flavor and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides up to 20% of the daily value of each nutrient previously listed! Instead of your typical recipe with two sugars - WHITE (made from GMO sugar beets bleached and stripped from all minerals) and BROWN (made from white sugar plus a small amount of molasses). I used organic raw cane sugar and unsulfured blackstrap molasses. Are you surprised to read that I use CHIA SEEDS? Trust me, no one will notice that chia seeds are in their cookies, and they are a super food offering tons of health benefits. I like to sneak them into favorite snacks, i.e., CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! Check out this recipe. Please, don't skip this ingredient!
WHAT DO WE LIKE ABOUT THESE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES? This question can only be answered by merely following, the recipe, and only then will you understand why we all love these cookies. If you want a gourmet type cookie, just sprinkle coarse Celtic salt on top of the cookie dough balls before baking. We love them this way. SWEET, SALTY, BUTTERY, SOFT, CRISPY, CHEWY, AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!
Remember, treating yourself with the best quality sweets every once in a while is a good thing! All the baked goods that I prepare for my family I do with love and respect for each component that goes into each recipe. The best and true grass-fed butter, REAL butter, unbleached and unbromated organic flour, unbleached organic cane sugar (all white sugar made from GMO sugar beets so only use organic) are just a few of my go to organic products that I constantly use for baking delicious treats. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies potassium bromate as a category 2B carcinogen, which means that there is some evidence connecting the compound to causing cancer in humans.
Let's do it.... Prep time: 5 minutes Making time: 10 minutes Baking time: 9-10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Author: Inna of innichkachef.com Yields: 20-30 pieces
Ingredients for chocolate chip cookies 1 cup butter unsalted and room temperature 1 cup & 1/4 cups raw cane sugar 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses 1 teaspoon pink salt
1 teaspoon Celtic salt (for sprinkling on top of each cookie before baking) 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 cup white whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F on the convection setting. Line the baking pans with two or more parchment liner baking sheets.
Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar, then add the molasses and beat in the eggs and vanilla.
In another bowl add flours, baking soda, and salt. Whisk all together with a hand whisk.
Turn the electric mixer setting to low speed and slowly add the flour mixture.
Once the mixtures are incorporated, add the chocolate chips, almonds and chia seeds.
6. Using a small cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Leave about 1 1/2" between each ball of dough; the cookies will spread.
7. Sprinkle with coarse Celtic salt.
8. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool for 2 minutes and transfer them onto cooling racks.
Enjoy! These cookies are the best!
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