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How to Make Ultra Chewy Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chocolate chip cookie is an American classic. It’s the favorite cookie of many people, and the New York Times even produced an article about them which is still getting ‘buzz’. It’s no surprise that this cookie is such a big favorite, it’s very down-to-earth, and is often a comfort food. It’s also easy to make at home, if you don’t try to get overly exotic with it.

Chocolate chip cookies come in two basic textures, chewy and crispy. This recipe is for the chewiest, most melt-in-your-mouth delicious chocolate chippers you’ve had. If you like crispy cookies, stay far away because these bake up puffy, light and never oily. The soft moist cookies are full of big gooey chocolate chips. They taste fantastic hot from the oven, and keep well in sealed containers. However, because they are moist and rich-tasting with no preservatives, they should be refrigerated after a few days to prevent mold. (Much like a bakery-fresh moist bread, these cookies need care to not go stale)

Extra fact:
Most cookie recipes only make cookies of ONE size. If you attempt to make the cookies at a size that is not described in the original recipe, you’ll run into problems such as undercooking while edges burn, or over-done cookies despite the bake-time. These cookies can easily be made in ANY of THREE sizes!

From ¼ cup scoops of dough at once for giant cookies…to
1.5 tablespoon sized medium cookies…and
1 .5 teaspoon size regular cookies

With this recipe the size is totally up to you! Just adjust the baking time accordingly. (seen below) A big chocolate chip cookie can make a nice ‘thank you’ gift for someone you know. When it’s home made, it really shows you care…and you only need to spend minutes making them!

How could a chocolate chip cookie get even better?
What if it had HALF the fat of an ordinary cookie?
What if it tasted richer and chewier than an ordinary cookie?
And what if it had fiber, and healthy nutrients as well?

The seemingly impossible becomes possible with this fantastic chocolate chip cookie recipe. In one easy batch, these could become your new favorites. Chia Gel is your secret to a better tasting, lower fat cookie that has extra nutrition. You can find the recipe for Chia Gel below.

Ultra Chewy Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients
2 cups flour
½ heaping tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients
8 tbsp butter (works best if melted first)
4 tbsp chia gel
¼ cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk only

First, pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and grease your cookie sheets. Mix the melted butter, and both sugars until well blended. Then add the vanilla, applesauce, whole egg and egg yolk. Stir again until thoroughly combined. Last add in your chia gel and stir again. In another bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips. (Flour, baking soda, salt) Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add them slowly to the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon. Stir only until just combined. Last, add in the 2 cups chocolate chips.

Suggestion:
If you’re making large or medium size cookies, you can use Jumbo chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
If you’re making regular or small size cookies, regular-size chocolate chips work best

Sizes:
If you use ¼ cup batter per cookie bake for about 15 minutes (Large)
If you use 1.5 tbsp batter per cookie bake for about 12 minutes (Medium)
If you use 1.5 tsp batter per cookie bake for about 10 minutes (regular/small)

When done baking, the cookies will become golden brown. The edges may appear lightly toasted but the centers will still be soft and puffy. Be careful not to over bake.

Make Chia Gel

Chia gel is super easy to make, and it’s the key to the healthy kick these cookies pack. Due to its unique gelling property, it replaces half of the butter in this recipe, without changing the flavor. Chia seeds have no flavor of their own when you make the gel with filtered water. You won’t even know they’re in the cookies.

1 tbsp dry chia seeds
9 tbsp filtered water

In a seal-able container, simply scoop in the chia seeds and add the 9 tbsp filtered water. Stir with a fork to prevent clumping, and let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes. The seeds will each have formed a thick gel around them. This gel can now be used to replace up to half the butter or oil in almost any baked recipe.

About Author
This recipe is from http://www.mychiaseeds.com It can be freely reprinted as long as this resource box and links are kept intact. For top quality chia seeds and 2 free chia cook books, plus free shipping check out www.mychiaseeds.com today.

What Chip is All About?

CHIP stands for Children’s Health Insurance Program and was initiated by the Congress in 1997. It is a special program connecting federal and state government with the aim to provide additional health coverage to uninsured children and future mothers who don’t have the financial abilities to purchase a separate individual policy but still don’t qualify for Medicaid.

On February 4, 2009, CHIP was expanded by President Obama’s passing of law on Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). This expansion raises the number of children within CHIP from 7 million to 11 million and extends its payment through 2013.

Who qualifies for CHIP?

CHIP is something between Medicaid and private insurance plans. Those who have too much income for Medicaid but still can’t afford private plans may use CHIP.

CHIP eligibility rules are different in each state. Still, in the majority of states, children who are younger than 18 years old and whose families earn $44,100 or less a year are eligible for CHIP.

The number of family members strongly influences the income value making it possible to opt for CHIP. For instance, a family of four can earn up to $44,100 while a family of two the upper income limit for being eligible for CHIP is $29,140 a year.

What is the cost of CHIP?

It all depends on the place you live in and how much your family earns, but in most cases you will have to pay a small fee on a monthly basis in order to receive coverage. In some states you may also encounter start-up fees and co-payments for each service received. For instance, it will cost you $35 to start the coverage in Colorado and each doctor visit or service will cost you between $2 and $5.

With CHIP health insurance you get very low fees for the services, but they are quite often related to your family’s income. For example, the monthly fee for CHIP coverage in the state of New York is only $9 and children from families with higher income may apply. In the state of Illinois however, having an income between $44,000 and $66,156 per year will result in a $40 monthly premium paid for each child.

What are the benefits provided by CHIP?

The list benefits you can get through CHIP varies from one state do another. However there’s a minimum set of requirements the program is obliged to provide regardless of the location:

– regular check-ups
– immunizations
– dental services
– hospital care
– emergency room services
– laboratory and x-ray visits

As said earlier, in some states you will be required to pay certain fees for getting the coverage or cover a part of services provided through CHIP. Still, it is a strict requirement that preventive care is absolutely free in all states through CHIP.

CHIP can be a possibility to get cheap health insurance for those who really need it. Children are very important to us and having their health protected is very crucial for parents. Don’t try to save money on health insurance coverage for your children because there are programs like CHIP and Medicaid that can help you if your income doesn’t allow you to get medical coverage from a private insurance company.

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