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Tofu House Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Tofu house chocolate chip cookies are dairy-free, eggless, guilt-free, cholesterol-free, made with a silken tofu surprise. If the idea of tofu does not appeal to you, scroll down a bit for a low-fat chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup unrefined cane sugar
2 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons lite firm tofu, pureed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 cup organic whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Recipe Directions

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Position two racks in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

Cream margarine, sugar and molasses with electric beaters or in heavy-duty mixer until light and fluffy. Add tofu puree and vanilla, beat for one more minute.

Mix flours, soda and salt in small bowl. Add to creamed ixture and mix at low speed with the electric mixer or lightly with a rubber spatula, blending in all flour. Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for eight to ten minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 dozen cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories: 65; Total Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 7.6g; Protein: 0.6g;

Alternate Recipe: Low Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not sure you'd care to make your cookies with tofu? Well, while you think it over, consider trying this low fat version instead.

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg white
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate mini-chips

Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Mix sugars, Smart Balance or margarine, vanilla and egg white in large bowl. Stir in flours, baking soda and salt. Stir in chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake eight to ten minutes. Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire racks.

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