Breast Cancer Inspires Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

** OGTV celebrates National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with this story from our specialists in healthy cooking, Joy and Judy, who even have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is good for you. **

Identical twin sisters Joy Paoletti and Judy Vig grew up in a large Italian family, and delicious home-cooked meals were the centerpiece of their upbringing. As adults, they went on to make a career out of their love for cooking. Joy and Judy wrote cookbooks, appeared on various shows on The Food Network and were well on their way to becoming big names as TV chefs. But in September 2012, their lives changed forever.


Judy was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Devastated but determined, the sisters jumped into action mode. Judy underwent four months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. She quickly learned that chemotherapy would require her to keep a much stricter and healthier diet. But Judy still craved the decadent Italian dishes she'd grown up enjoying. That's when the sisters had an idea— they would recreate their family recipes using healthier ingredients.

"I'm a cookie monster...I love cookies and I love desert," confessed Judy. "We're going to do a healthier twist on the Chocolate Chip cookie recipe because when you're going through Chemo, you're supposed to eat very healthy."

Watch as the sisters whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies from their family's recipe, this time with a healthy twist!

This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier and shot/edited by John Houghton.

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