A (somewhat) healthy version of chocolate chip cookies from the Canyon Ranch Spa that uses low-fat cream cheese to replace some of the oil, as well as part whole wheat flour. The recipe was printed in their cookbook, "Canyon Ranch: Nourish: Indulgently Healthy Cuisine".
- Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with canola oil or cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar on low speed with an electric mixer. Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix on low until just combined.
- In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add to butter mixture and mix by hand until combined. Portion heaping teaspoonfuls (or use a 3/4 ounce scoop) onto baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 7 minutes. Lightly flatten cookies with finger. Rotate baking sheet and bake an additional 3 minutes.