Healthified Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dear Bloggies, Thank you so MUCH for all of the amazing feedback on my last post. It is so great to know that I have so much support in the decisions that I make. Your BoCo and FoCo recommendations will be extremely useful next weekend when I am in Colorado and I have already gathered so much valuable information on triathlons because of you!

Anyways,today was my first day nannying of the summer! For the next few months, don’t be surprised if you frequently start to see three beautiful blonde-haired children pop up in my posts. I promise I didn’t steal them! This will be my second summer nannying for my family and I am already loving it! Henry is 11, Maddie is 10, and Charlie is 6. I couldn’t ask for a more down to earth, positive, fun, inspiring family to spend my summer with :)  I’m pretty much a live-in paparazzi, I just can’t help taking bajillions of photos of these gorgeous kids.

Today’s goal was OPERATION: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

My kids know about my blog, and are actually avid readers :) So, our task today was to “healthify” the typical chocolate chip cookie recipe so Lee could blog about it. *hult* Under one condition:“I don’t want to be able to taste the oatmeal…” *gasp* That’s the best part. Lez get real.At least I had some helpers [who were coincidentally wearing the same shirt]!

Maddie and Maddix
Safety first!

Our cookies featured a few nontraditional chocolate chip cookie ingredients: oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and flax seed meal.  We cut back on the sugar and incorporated whole grains. Note: this recipe is a child approved healthy chocolate chip cookie. check.

Those guys were gobbled down straight out of the oven! I don’t even think they realized they were whole grain! Not a single complaint. NADA. Zilch.

And now I will leave you with a cute conversation between Charlie and I during an epic game of hangman.

Charlie: “Can I have a clue?”

Me: “It’s a state”

Charlie: “AFRICA!”

Me: Nope

Charlie: “ITALY!”

Me: Those aren’t states Charlie…

Charlie: Milwaukee??

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Did you every babysit/nanny? Any funny quotes or stories?!

Recipe

Healthified Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Author: Lee Hersh

    Ingredients

    Wet

    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1.5 sticks)
    • 2 teaspoonvanilla extract
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 large egg yolk

    Dry Ingredients

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