What I do (for any recipe)....
- Use whole wheat flour exclusively. With that much sugar you can't really tell a difference when they are fresh, they just get dry and crumbly faster. But when they are hot--taste just the same!
- Which brings me to my next idea. I freeze individual portions of cookie dough (big portions, mind you) so I can cook myself one HOT, FRESH cookie per day. Day old dry cookies aren't nearly as good anyway. Why bother? Just enjoy one big hot one!
- Cut the sugar amounts bit by bit from the recipe until it doesn't taste right. With a dark chocolate cookie you'll be surprised how much sugar you can really cut out and still have them taste good.
- Use REAL butter. I believe in REAL foods including REAL fat. And it tastes so good. And I think it is good for you. I got some of my crazy ideas about this from this book.