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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 52
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.1
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg
  • Sodium: 53.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g

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Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies

Submitted by: AERICKS0909

Introduction

I made my first chia purchase a few weeks ago, but was lost on what to do with it. So here is a chia cookie recipe! I think next time I make these cookies, I may try to blend the chia up to make it into more of a powder, since my husband is a texture whimp. The texture of the chia in the cookies is a sesame seed with a bit of a softer exterior. These cookies are easy to make and low in calories! Plus, chia has some great health benefits like they have a higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid content than flax seed, it's also high in fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper. And it is virtually tasteless, when you do taste it, it has a slight nuttiness. It has a longer shelf life than flax seed, and does not need to be ground, unlike flax seed. Chia can be used to top oatmeal or pudding, used in recipes, made into a gel like form that can be used in drinks i.e. chia fresca. It releases its carbohydrate slowly, so it helps regulate blood sugar. Give these cookies a try, they are delicious! I had a hard time stopping at two because they taste so good! You can even splurge a little and do half cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and half cup white chocolate chips to have a triple threat chocolate cookie! Please enjoy and feel free to leave comments, feedback, or any changes you have made to the recipe! One cookie is one serving. I made my first chia purchase a few weeks ago, but was lost on what to do with it. So here is a chia cookie recipe! I think next time I make these cookies, I may try to blend the chia up to make it into more of a powder, since my husband is a texture whimp. The texture of the chia in the cookies is a sesame seed with a bit of a softer exterior. These cookies are easy to make and low in calories! Plus, chia has some great health benefits like they have a higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid content than flax seed, it's also high in fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper. And it is virtually tasteless, when you do taste it, it has a slight nuttiness. It has a longer shelf life than flax seed, and does not need to be ground, unlike flax seed. Chia can be used to top oatmeal or pudding, used in recipes, made into a gel like form that can be used in drinks i.e. chia fresca. It releases its carbohydrate slowly, so it helps regulate blood sugar. Give these cookies a try, they are delicious! I had a hard time stopping at two because they taste so good! You can even splurge a little and do half cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and half cup white chocolate chips to have a triple threat chocolate cookie! Please enjoy and feel free to leave comments, feedback, or any changes you have made to the recipe! One cookie is one serving.
Number of Servings: 52

Ingredients

    10 tbsp Margarine
    4 tbsp Baking Cocoa
    1/8-1/4 tsp Cinnamon
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 Large Egg
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    1 cup Flour
    1 tsp Baking Soda
    1 dash Salt
    2 tbsp Chia Seed
    1 cup Chocolate Chips

Directions

Mix first five ingredients in large bowl until creamy. Then add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, mix thoroughly. Then add chia seeds. Then fold in chocolate chips. Drop cookies by teaspoonful on parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 9-11 minutes. The cookies do not spread out. They keep nicely for a week. Two cookies provide energy (without sugar lows) for about three hours and equals about 100 calories. Makes 52 cookies.

Number of Servings: 52

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AERICKS0909.





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