Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies

A lighter take on regular chocolate chip cookies.

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time12 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy
80g rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
160g wholewheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
135g light-brown sugar
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
115g milk chocolate, chopped

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a food processor and pulse until the oats are finely ground. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and agave nectar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth and glossy. Reduce mixer speed to the lowest setting and gradually add the flour mixture until just incorporated; stir in the chocolate.

Drop level tablespoons of the dough onto silicone mat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (12 cookies per sheet). Transfer the sheets to the refrigerator and chill the cookies until solid, about 30 minutes. Bake until lightly golden around edges, about 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and let cool on the sheets for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note: These cookies like to spread. If you are bothered by them touching, bake on 3 trays.

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