Carob Chipsters Drop Cookies - dummies

By Suzanne Havala

Carob chipsters are a slightly healthier version of chocolate chip cookies. These carob drop cookies are chewy and moist. You can find carob chips at the nearest health-food store, and you may even be able to find them at your local supermarket.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes per batch

Yield: About 6 dozen cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon powdered vegetarian egg replacer mixed with 1/4 cup water (or 1 large egg)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) carob chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, egg replacer (or 1 egg), and vanilla until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well.

  5. Stir in the oats.

    The batter will be very stiff.

  6. Add the carob chips and mix thoroughly, using clean hands.

  7. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  8. Bake each batch for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.

Per serving: Calories 84 (From fat 36); Fat 4g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 50mg; Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 2g.