Nestle Tollhouse VS. Dad’s Recipe: The Healthier Cookie

Today I’m sharing you one of our absolute FAVORITE cookie recipes, and it isn’t even my own! My Dad, who loves to experiment with recipes to make them more healthy, came up with this one and was kind enough to share it (and gave me permission to pass it on to y’all)! For a bit more fun, we’re even comparing it so you can see the nutritional difference between Nestle Tollhouse VS. Dad’s Recipe: The Healthier Cookie!

Nestle Tollhouse Vs. Dad's Recipe: The Healthier Cookie / by Busy Mom's Helper #cookie #chocolatechip #heatlhy #recipe

I know that the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip recipe is many people’s ‘go-to’ for cookies, but now you’ll think twice once you not only see the healthy difference, but also TASTE the amazing deliciousness of my Dad’s Cookies!

Nestle Tollhouse Vs. Dad's Recipe: The Healthier Cookie / by Busy Mom's Helper #cookie #chocolatechip #heatlhy #recipe

This is comparing based on Cookie-to-Cookie of the same size, 1 tbsp scoop of dough size to be exact. It took a bit for me to go through everything, then divide appropriately, to find the correct nutritional values….but this is as close as I could get.

Nestle Tollhouse

  • 110 Calories (60 from Fat)
  • 7g Fat
  • 3.5g Saturated Fat
  • 85mg Sodium
  • 14g Carbs
  • 1g Fiber
  • 10g Sugar
  • 2g Protien

Dad’s Cookies

  • 107 Calories (49 from Fat)
  • 6g Fat
  • 4g Saturated Fat
  • 85mg Sodium
  • 9g Carbs
  • .25g Fiber
  • 8g Sugar
  • 4g Protien

So for even more flavorful cookies, you get slightly less calories and fat, fewer carbs, little less sugar and double the protien. Woot woot!

Nestle Tollhouse Vs. Dad's Recipe: The Healthier Cookie / by Busy Mom's Helper #cookie #chocolatechip #heatlhy #recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil (just scoop, don’t melt)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Dried Oats
  • 1 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 1/4 cup All-Purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Spray some cookie sheets, set aside.
  2. Combine the first 7 ingredients together until well mixed. Mix in the protein powder, dried oats and flour slowly. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop about 1 tbsp. sized dough per cookie onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are BARELY brown. When you take them out, they’ll still look slightly undone, but that’s fine. Allow to cool just 2 minutes on the sheet, then remove to a cooling rack (carefully).

Nestle Tollhouse Vs. Dad's Recipe: The Healthier Cookie / by Busy Mom's Helper #cookie #chocolatechip #heatlhy #recipe

These cookies do AMAZING in the freezer! Make a big batch, toss some in a ziplock baggie into your freezer, then just pull them out whenever you need some cookies! My Dad likes to keep some on-hand in the freezer so he can grab a bag before a road trip. Fresh cookies during a long drive? Yes, please!

Nestle Tollhouse Vs. Dad's Recipe: The Healthier Cookie / by Busy Mom's Helper #cookie #chocolatechip #heatlhy #recipe

You can, of course, adjust the ingredients to fit YOUR preferred tastes! Want to try another flavor protein powder? Then go for it! I’m curious what Strawberry flavored would end up like, with maybe some white chocolate chips? Yumm-o!

Nestle Tollhouse Vs. Dad's Recipe: The Healthier Cookie / by Busy Mom's Helper #cookie #chocolatechip #heatlhy #recipe

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