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6 Tweaks to Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthier

6 Tweaks to Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthier


Plot twist: Chocolate chip cookies can be moderately healthy

6 Tweaks to Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthier

With National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (March 15) just one week away, we wanted to give you plenty of time to prep for your healthiest cookie-making session ever. We’ve got a few subs, swaps, and tricks that will leave you feeling a little less guilty when you reach for that second (or fifth) chocolate chip cookie.

Choose Your Chocolate Wisely

We’ve given you some tips to make your chocolate cake healthier, and, as you’ll see, many of the methods carry over into chocolate chip cookies. Whether it’s chocolate cake or chocolate chip cookies, though, you’ll want to choose your chocolate wisely. Dark chocolate can be healthy, depending on how much cacao it contains, so be sure to look for a cacao percentage that’s as close to 100 percent as possible without completely ruining the taste of your cookies — at least 72 percent. This will allow you to maintain some nutritional integrity in your recipe while still keeping the “chocolate chip” in your chocolate chip cookies.

Coconut Oil Is a Healthier Fat Source

Butter is on many peoples’ “no way” nutritional list for a few reasons: It’s full of the fats that many consider unhealthy and it comes from an animal, rendering it, to some, the fatty hooved demon of the cooking world. (Check out our report on trans fats and saturated fats here.) Replacing butter with coconut oil will give your recipe not only an almost unbelievable amount of health benefits, but it will also leave your cookies with a rich, unique flavor that can’t be mimicked using other fat sources.

Farewell Old Flour

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Regular old all-purpose flour seems to be slowly but surely becoming outdated. OK, maybe that’s not really true, but many of health-conscious people suggest using alternate flours for, well, health reasons. For a healthier cookie option, we suggest swapping out your white flour for something like oat flour. Oat flour cookies have all of the nutritional goodness that oatmeal does, seeing as oat flour is naught more than ground oats, and they’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied in a healthy way.

Halve or Quarter Your Cookie

No one says that your chocolate chip treats must be the world’s largest cookies. If you’re eating less of something, there will undoubtedly be fewer calories in it. Consider taking your traditional cookie recipe and making the cookies half- or quarter-sized.

Sweeten Naturally

Something about chocolate chip cookies begs for sweetness, and that’s fine. Refined sugar doesn’t need to be your cookies’ source of sweetness, though. In fact, sugarless cookies exist and they taste awesome. An example of a natural sweetener is honey. This Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe uses honey as a sweetener (and almond flour instead of all-purpose flour).

Toss Some Veggies in There

If anyone ever tells you that kale or zucchini is bad for you, please bid them “Good day!” and hurry in the opposite direction. Vegetables are good for you; just ask any vegan. Grated zucchini can easily be incorporated into chocolate chip cookie recipes, and things like kale cookies aren’t too farfetched to experiment with. Zucchini cookies benefit from the added moisture that the zucchini carries, giving them a desirable soft, cakey texture.


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies


The year after I graduated from college, I stood in my kitchen with the recipe for these fudgy triple chocolate cookies in front of me, preparing to bake them as Christmas gifts. I pulled out my mixing bowls and the ingredients, and I started playing festive holiday music in the background on my laptop.

I sang along with the carols as I measured and whisked together the flour and cocoa powder, but when I went to melt the butter, a brilliant gift idea for someone in my family popped into my head. Without a pen or pencil handy, I repeated the thought over and over in my head so I wouldn’t forget it…


But that meant I completely lost track of what recipe step I was on, so I added the flour mixture to the melted butter before stirring in the sugar. Five seconds later, I realized that baking truly is just like math… The order of operations really matters!

Sugar dissolves in melted butter, which creates more “liquid” in your mixing bowl. When you add the flour after the sugar, there’s enough “liquid” in the bowl to incorporate all of the flour (and cocoa powder, in that particular recipe!). However, if you add the flour first… You end up with an incredibly dry and crumbly mess. And adding the sugar after doesn’t help one bit. Oops.


Although I had to start all over with that particular batch of cookies, I’ve never forgotten the order of operations I learned that day… And that comes in really handy when making one-bowl baking recipes, like these Healthy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies !

If you remember to follow the order of ingredient additions (like I always do now!), then you’ll end up with supremely soft and chewy cookies that taste just as sweet and buttery as traditional cookie recipes. Yet these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies contain no eggs, refined flour or sugar—and only 100 calories!

One bowl, minimal clean up, perfectly chewy low-calorie cookies… Definitely the best kind of recipe! Life doesn’t get much better than this! ?


Let’s go over how to make these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

The first ingredient you’ll add to your bowl is melted butter (or melted coconut oil!). I prefer melted butter for two reasons: (a) I don’t need to remember to set out the butter to properly soften and (b) melted butter creates more soft and chewy cookies. Since that’s the way I prefer my healthy chocolate chip cookies, extremely soft and chewy, I definitely love the melted butter trick!

Next you’ll add a bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk , vanilla extract , and salt . Any milk will work, but since some of my family members are lactose-intolerant, I used almond milk so they could eat these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies, too.


The vanilla extract is actually a semi-secret ingredient ! This is because you’ll add slightly more vanilla extract to your cookie dough compared to traditional recipes. Vanilla extract enhances butter’s rich flavor, so adding a little extra makes your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies taste just as rich and buttery as traditional recipes!

After you’ve whisked those together, you’ll stir in coconut sugar (like this!). Coconut sugar is exactly what it sounds like: an unrefined sweetener that comes from coconuts! However, it does not actually taste like coconuts. It has a rich caramel-like flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it pours like granulated sugar. It works really well in baking recipes like these healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies (plus cinnamon rolls and brownies too!).


Since you’ve now mixed in the coconut sugar (remember from my cookie disaster story how important that is?), it’s time to add in the white whole wheat flour (this kind!) and baking soda . By waiting until now, you’ll definitely end up with the correct cookie dough texture—and therefore supremely soft and chewy healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!

White whole wheat flour isn’t actually a combination of white (aka all-purpose) flour and regular whole wheat flour! It’s made by finely grinding a special type of soft white wheat (hence the name!), whereas regular whole wheat flour comes from a heartier variety of red wheat. They have the same healthy benefits, but this gives white whole wheat flour a lighter taste and texture… And that lets the soft and chewy texture of your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies truly shine!


Time for the chocolate chips! You’ll mix in both dark chocolate chips (these taste delicious!) and mini chocolate chips (these are my favorite!). I love combining the two! The regular-sized dark chocolate chips add a big burst of melty chocolate, while the mini ones ensure that every bite contains a bit of chocolate. Yum!

One last thing! Chilling is mandatory for this healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe. The cookie dough should be very loose and sticky when you first mix it together. If you tried to bake it right away, you’d end up with one gigantic cookie blob on your baking sheet! Chilling stiffens the cookie dough, so it’s easier to work with and your cookies spread the proper amount.

And as soon as your timer dings…


Try not to burn your tongue when you eat one fresh from the oven! ? And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy one-bowl chocolate chip cookies!


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