I’m all for substitutions and trying to make recipes as healthy as possible. I’m also lazy and don’t always go to the grocery store as often to buy all the ingredients I need.. so I’ve kind of become a substitution queen.
I have a pint of Greek Gods vanilla and honey flavored greek yogurt in the fridge, waiting to be used. I decided to add them into this recipe. I also used maple syrup instead of vanilla extract (because I simply ran out) and honestly, these cookies turned out wonderful. I think I may never not use greek yogurt in my cookie dough recipes ever again.
I call these potato cookies because they look just like potatoes, it’s unbelievable.
Tell me that doesn’t look like a platter of tatters. I like my cookies fluffy as so, so I add in quite a bit of flour. If you’re not so into that, feel free to reduce the amount of flour in this recipe. More flour=this kind of inside:
Fluffy, thick, cookies! Next time I’m defiantly adding in some walnuts. These are so fluffy and have so much room for so many additions, feel free to be creative and use something other than choco chips.
Due to the greek yogurt, the dough for this recipe can seem a bit, well, un-dough like. No problem here, because these will rise and be scrumptious.
What you’ll need:
4 cups of flour (or less if you like them not as fluffy. I recommend starting out with 2 1/2 – 3 cups and adding if needed)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cane sugar
2/3 cup Greek yogurt (I used Greek Gods brand vanilla and honey flavor. The flavor didn’t affect the taste of the cookies, maybe made it a tad sweeter)
2 tsp vanilla extract OR maple syrup
2 cups chocolate chips (I used the Trader Joe’s chocolate chunks and just poured the whole bag in…. guilty.)
Start with 2 bowls
1. Add in the dry ingredients to one bowl and whisk.
2. whisk the wet ingredients together in another bowl.
3. Add dry ingredients to the wet.
4. Add in chocolate chips and any other additions you like in your cookies!
5. Drop about 1 tbsp of dough onto a foil lined cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 350 for around 10-13 minutes
I hope you enjoy these greek yogurt wonders as much as I do. ☀️