Nutrition and Fitness
Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Note: This recipe is especially for kids with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.
You can include cookies in your child's diabetic meal plan — just offer them in moderation.
Prep time: 45 minutes
- 2/3 c. light margarine, softened
- 2/3 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2/3 c. sucralose
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1½ c. all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ c. pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
- Cream butter, brown sugar, sucralose, and vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
- Place level tablespoon of cookie dough on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and cool on wire cooling rack.
Serving size: 1 cookie
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
1 g protein
4 g fat
1 g sat. fat
11 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber
12 mg cholesterol
97 mg sodium
8 mg calcium
0.5 mg iron
2/3 carbohydrate exchanges
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Variations and suggestions:
Substitute another type of nut if you don't like pecans. Store the leftovers in an airtight container. These also freeze well.
Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012