Cookie Cake – with White and Dark Chocolate Chip

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Søren Kierkegaard

I am not a really a fan of cookies because of the loads of butter that is usually  needed to make them. Or when you buy cookies from the groceries, I do not know what ingredients they are adding in the cookies, so I do not buy them at all.

Lately, my children have been clamoring about a chocolate chip cookie in the groceries. Every time we got there, they wanted it. After all these unrelenting request, I thought I will bake them my own chocolate cookie version. It will look like a cake, so I will call it chocolate cookie cake. It has mini chocolate chips and mini white chocolate milk. No butter nor shortening kind of cookie. So it will not be as fattening and unhealthy as the store bought ones.

After baking my very own version of chocolate chip cookie cake, and  since we  do not have a way to gauge if it is at par with the store bought ones, my family concluded that this is delicious and maybe similar to the cookies from the groceries. I wish I could make myself buy those store cookies to be able to compare, but I just cannot make myself to do so.  So here it is, my family’s version of chocolate cookie cake.

Serving Size: 16

Calories per serving: 155

Fat per serving: 4.1

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups bread flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate morsel ( I used Nestle’ but you can use other brands)
  7. 1/2 cup classic white choco chip ( I used Ghirardelli for this recipe but you can use any brand)
  8. 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  9. 1 cup brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup white sugar
  11. 1/4 cup cooking oil

Instructions

  • Grease a 5 x 5 or 7 x 7 baking pan. Set aside
  • Pre heat oven at 325 F.
  • Place the flour, white sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a small bowl. Mix them completely using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, place in egg, yogurt,vanilla, brown sugar and cooking oil. Mix so that the sugar will be dissolve. Pour mixture into the flour mixture. Mix ingredients until totally incorporated. Add in the choco chips and mix.
  • Pour mixture into the greased pan.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cookie cake sit in the pan to continue to cook.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – The Healthy Type

Self Discipline requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s result

Hello. Hello. Hello. I am so glad you came to visit me again. Let us take a seat and just chat. I know, you just drove for a long time and maybe you are not in your best elements today. So you just relax. This may not be the right time to ask this, but I really have this burning question that I want to ask you. Who/ What is the most important thing in your life that you cannot live without? What did you do with them today? If it is a thing, did you ever do something to make it grow or shine, or look attractive? If he/she is human did you give her some TLC ( tender, loving, care) today? I hope so.

I was in the supermarket today and every time I go there, I cannot help but see all these beautiful orchids’ flowers that are so colorful and beautiful they just stood there as if they are gallantly showing off their splendor. I just make do with admiring and browsing through them because they are very expensive – $ 19.00 to $ 34.00 each. As I went farther at the back of the isle, there is a one orchid whose leaves were dry and droopy. Its flowers lost its luster and it stood in the farthest isle that it can easily be ignored. I felt so sorry for the plant but when I saw the price, it was on sale for $ 2.00. I got a dilemma whether I should buy it or not. But for the price, I decided to take the risk.

When I arrive home, I placed my orchid on the side table where it will get some sunshine. I also put some ice on its pot to water it. I was thinking, poor little thing, its life is doomed.

But I was mistaken. Look at “her” now. My little survivor orchid. She is the far cry of what she was before… look how elegantly she stood. Showing her beauty. There is pride and sense of hope in “her”.These are the result of a little TLC I gave her.

 

This TLC is applicable to every area in our lives as well. Have you given yourself some TLC today? Are you thinking good thoughts? Are you making right decisions? Did you take a bath? Did you brush your teeth :) Did you give your spouse some respect today, or you were just too busy trying to win the argument? Did you really listen deeply to your spouse? Your children, have you given them a hug before they left for school? Did you try to be patient with them? Your colleagues, did you try to understand them? These are just few examples on little TLC that can make someone regain his/her luster. So how about today we give these freely.

So are you feeling, okay? I hope so. I want to share to you this chocolate chip cookie recipe. The texture of this cookie is kind of fibrous due to the wheat flour. But I really liked it. If you want, you can make this with me or you go ahead and chill as I show you how.

Ingredients

  1. 2/3 cups plus 1/2 cup wheat flour
  2. 1/4 tsp salt
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 2 tbsp brown sugar 4
  5. 1/4 cup walnut ( ground)
  6. 5 tbsp milk of choice ( I used vanilla soy milk)
  7. 1 tsp vanilla
  8. 6 tbsp cooking oil
  9. 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Place ingredients 1 to 5 in a bowl. Mix the ingredients thoroughly using a wire whisk or spoon. Please do this because we want the baking soda to be completely mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Mix together ingredients 6 to 8 and add into the flour mixture.

Preheat oven into 380 F

Combine the mixture using your hand. It will become crumbly but just keep on mixing and add in the chocolate chips.

Form into a small ball and flatten a little bit. Around 1/4 ” thick.

Bake into preheated oven for 7 minutes and remove from the oven.

Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 10 more minutes before you remove from the pan. Doing this will continually cook the cookies.

Make your cookie larger and flatter

This is fibrous type of cookie due to the wheat flour.

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST

spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken

I have been eyeing this stuff chicken recipe  for quite sometime now, but I was intimidated by the ingredients it called for: unfamiliar cheeses, marinated tomatoes and artichokes…

I had not tried cooking nor eating stuff chicken.  I always asssume that is is very difficult to make.  One time when  I was in a grocery store,  I found a complementary magazine with a stuff chicken recipe in it;  I just tossed it aside and pretended that I did not care about it. But my curiosity kept on increasing. I thought, ” How do you stuff chicken? What do you stuff chicken breast? ” The curiosity just kept pressing on that I had to give this recipe a second look.

Chicken Breasts

HOW DO YOU PREPARE CHICKEN BREAST FOR STUFFING ? STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION

Chicken Breast Prep

PREPARE BAKING DISH FOR THE STUFF CHICKEN BREAST TO BAKE AT 375 f FOR 45 MINUTES

Again, the feeling for this recipe was apprehension, because this will lead me to the unknowns.

spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken ingredients

THIS ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST

spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken ingredients 2

WHAT DO YOU USE AS CHICKEN STUFFING? CHEESES, SPINACH, ARTICHOKE, BASIL AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES

After tugging back and forth, I decided to take the plunge. I decided to try it! I pored and Google the ingredients before I went to the store.

Marinated artichokes, roasted tomatoes and the cheeses . What are they?  So I went to the sales lady and asked what and where they are located in the store. The ingredients were right there… I guess I just wasted my time worrying too much about the ingredients, when all I got to do was ask.

spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken ingredients served

Ingredients

  1. 5 ounces frozen, chopped spinach
  2. 1 ( 6 ounce ) marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
  3. 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  4. 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  5. 1/2 cup oil -packed sundried tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon dried basil
  7. 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  8. salt, pepper and paprika to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat over to 375 F
  • Place the spinach paper towel. Twist the towel around the spinach and wring it until the spinach is dry.
  • In a bowl, mix together the spinach, artichokes,tomatoes, cheese and basil
  • Then get the prepared chicken breast for stuffing ( PLEASE SEE THE LINK ON THE POST FOR STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION)
  • Stuff the filling into the chicken breast and seal it with toothpick
  • Transfer the breast in the baking dish and season with salt,pepper and paprika
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken breast reaches 165 F

 

 

The unknown territories:

1.The preparation of the chicken breast. It was not hard as I imagined it. I posted it in HOW TO STUFF CHICKEN BREAST post, the how to on stuffing chicken breast  for your reference.

2.The ingredients . The tomatoes were sour and the marinated artichoke were not something that I had tasted before. The taste was  unique. I wish I can describe it, but you just have to try it to know what I mean. Then the frozen spinach, the cheeses.

STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST WITH CHEESE, SPINACH, ARTICHOKE AND TOMATO FILLING

Feeling of Pride

It was very freeing because this will be my first time to attempt making stuff chicken. Sometimes, things are easier to do when we actually do them. The thing is, we tend to worry first  before delving into doing  certain things. We paint in our mind that they are difficult to do, so we become paralyzed.  As a saying goes, ” Jump first and get your wings on the way down,”  fits well here. You just have to decide that you will do it, and you will learn along the way.

As I had my hands dirty, I was surprised  that this recipe is easy peasy. Yeah,  you’ll get your hands dirty when you load the stuffing and seal the breast, but when it is done you will feel a sense of  accomplishment. You will feel proud that you just created a fancy looking meal. It is also a low calorie chicken meal. So please try it.

spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken ingredients nutrition facts