Amazing Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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chocolate chip cookies

Here's an excellent recipe for people wanting to adhere to the whole "eating better" thing. It's a cookie, yes; but one with half the butter than regular cookies, and they are good. Like, REALLY good. My husband said they were one of the best chocolate chip cookies he's ever had. That was BEFORE he knew about the half the butter thing. So, without further ado... (I'm not in a wordy mood today) here goes...

2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup water
12 oz chocolate chips

I'll assume you've at least attempted to bake cookies before, and not include all that hubbub about adding wet ingredients first, etc. If you don't know all that stuff, Google it first.
So jumble all this stuff together, like you do, and bake them for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees. They turn out a really nice texture; they're not puffy and cake-y like other lower fat cookies. AMAZING!

Here's the thing: The original recipe that I had (but tweaked) said to use 3 cups of flour, 2 egg WHITES, and 1/3 cup water. I said screw it, I'm using the whole egg, (I hate separating eggs) so I adjusted my recipe accordingly. Feel free to adjust it back if you think egg yolks are the root of all evil, but I think for the minuscule amount of fat/calories it adds to a serving is worth it. Because come on, HALF the butter!

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