I wanted to blog these cookies even though they are just plain chocolate chip, I had a hard time finding a cholesterol-free recipe, so now it will be easier for you health conscious foodies!
Cholesterol-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
3 large egg whites
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl and set aside. Beat egg whites until fluffy and set aside. In large bowl combine sugars and blend. Add in margarine and beat till grainy texture, then beat in egg whites, honey, and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour mixture and chocolate chips on low just until combined, do not over beat!
Drop one tablespoon of dough onto lined cookie sheet about one and half inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes, dough will not turn brown so just put some trust into the recipe, they'll be done. Immediately transfer cookies to drying rack, I just transferred the parchment paper over it worked great!
I loved that this recipe had honey in it, one thing I learned last year about honey is that it can help with your allergies! I do not have allergies, but down here in Houston the pollen count is so high everyone is sneezing! Honey contains pollen allergens and parts of honeybees; therefore if you buy local honey it will contain the pollen allergens that you are allergic to. This isn't meant as an alternative to allergy therapy, just an interesting fact!
These cookies tasted great, the edges were slightly crispy and the centers were still chewy. I would recommend using a high-quality chocolate as the taste is very prominent in these cookies. The recipe was adapted from the Mrs. Fields Cookie Book. This is the oldest cookbook I own, I got it for my 9th birthday and still love to bake from it.
Speaking of cookbooks, I won a Sweet Kat's Cookbook from the Foodie Blogroll contest that is currently going on! If you want to win her cookbook, there is still one more week to enter, just follow the above link and make a comment. I can't wait to get it, I love new cookbooks, although deciding which of Kat's recipes to make first will be tough!