I found this delicious recipe on Pinterest! (http://pinterest.com/pin/54746951693003807/)
I don’t know about you, but I could make chocolate chip cookies every day. This fun treat has so many variations to make it, how do you find the perfect one? This recipe caught my attention for one reason — agave nectar. Agave nectar is a healthier, diabetic friendly alternative to sugar. It is known for having a lower glycemic index, which means it is less likely to cause a rapid spike in blood sugar. How neat is that?!
- ⅔ Cup Agave Nectar
- ⅔ Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Egg
- 1½ Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- Zest of One Orange
- 2½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
- ¾ Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees (F).
2. In a large mixing both, mix together Agave Nectar, Olive Oil, Egg, Vanilla Extract, and Orange Zest.
3. Add in Flour and Baking Soda. (I reccomend adding one cup of flour at a time, stirring is much easier when a little is added at a time.)
4. Fold in the Chocolate Chips.
5. Using your hands, take Teaspoon-sized amounts of dough and roll them into balls. Place the balls on a non-stick cookie sheet. (I also lightly sprayed mine with olive oil spray.)
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven. My perfect cookie time was around 11 minutes.
7. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before placing on a cooling rack.
I modified this recipe a little due to my personal preference. The original recipe calls for orange extract, which I chose not to add because I did not want the orange to be overpowering. I also didn’t add the salt. Either way, this is a delicious cookie, and very fun to bake!
Hope you all enjoy this recipe, and you can follow me on pinterest if you’d like. 🙂