February 28, 2016 | Favorite Recipes

Every now and then you try a new recipe and it becomes a family favorite. As time passes, it becomes what you’re KNOWN for. That’s what this recipe is for me. Whether it’s family vacation, camping trips, or jointly throwing parties, this is the recipe that I’m most frequently asked to make. At Christmas, if I don’t deliver them to a few certain friends, I get sideways glances until the Christmas tin shows up on their doorstep.

These chocolate chip cookies are ridiculously good, and actually pretty healthy. The recipe originally came from a First Baptist Church of Atlanta cookbook. They were called $250 Chocolate Chip Cookies, and there was some Neiman Marcus story related to them. So, while I’m not sure about the details surrounding all of that, what I AM sure of is that my healthier version of them is delicious!

So, here you go. Give ‘em a try and let me know what you think!


Tips for you:

  1. This cookie dough freezes well. The recipe makes so much that I usually divide it into fourths or thirds, wrap in waxed paper, slip into freezer bags and into the freezer. So handy to pull out and bake when needed.
  2. You could totally slip some of your favorite protein powder into this recipe.
  3. Many times I use all coconut oil, rather than butter.
  4. Perfect gift for people you love!


Lee Swenny Sinclair - February 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm

Keep up the great gift God gave you

Margaret - March 02, 2016 at 02:51 pm

Thanks for sharing your healthier version-love the whole wheat flour!

Tifani Thompson - March 02, 2016 at 04:49 pm

We so much LOVE our “Among the Lilies” cookbook! My mom is making these yummy cookies for us when she visits! Our sweet girls always have a new recipe from Lilies cookbook for her to make each time she comes. So fun! We so much will use 1cup of coconut oil instead of butter. Love it! Yummmmmmmmm!
Thank you!

Lizari - March 15, 2016 at 03:40 am

Always love your healthier versions of recipes! If you could post a few family-favourite dinner ideas some time in the future that would be great! I am in my second year of marriage and always appreciate some tips.

Love from South Africa!

Michelle Rickerson - March 15, 2016 at 06:01 pm

These look amazing!! We used to make homemade bread and bought our wheat from breadbeckers. However, in the craziness of life I’ve stopped making bread. My kids miss it very much too. They will love these cookies. If you use substitute coconut oil instead of butter how much coconut oil do you use alltogether? 3 cups?
Thanks so much!

    Sandra Stanley - March 22, 2016 at 05:15 pm

    Hi Michelle,
    I use an equal amount of coconut oil. So, 2 cups. When I use coconut oil, I also add another 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
    Hope you enjoy them!

Rhonda Ballard - July 15, 2016 at 09:44 pm

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I tried them this week and they are great! Thank you for the tips – they were helpful.

Elandré - December 07, 2016 at 08:39 am

Just made my first batch of these! They’re soooo yum!! (I used only one cup sugar to make it feel even “healthier”)) Thanks for sharing. It’s meant to be teachers gifts for year end, but I’m thinking a big jar of it will stay right here at home

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