Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies!

It’s the healthy eating edition of Works for Me Wednesday and my printer is fired up and ready to go! I can hardly wait to go check out all the great low fat healthy recipes I’m sure to find over at Rocks In My Dryer.

My recipe is for delicious low fat Chocolate Chip cookies! Yum…with the addition of whole wheat flour and applesauce these cookies are as good for the tastebuds as they are for the waistline. The trick of course is not to eat the whole batch!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine – softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/2 cup reduced fat semisweet chocolate chips (although I’ve never been able to find the reduced fat kind myself)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Set aside. Combine margarine and sugars in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add applesauce, vanilla, egg and egg white; beat well. Add dry ingredients; beat at low speed until well-blended. Stir in chips. Drop dough by level teaspoons, 1 inch apart, onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; let cool on wire racks.

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Source: Cooking Light, December 1996, p.166
Yield: 5 dozen

Per serving: 55 calories; 2g total fat; 1g protein; 10g carbohydrate; 3mg cholesterol; 70mg sodium.


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30 Responses to Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  1. 1
    Anonymous says

    I am SO trying this!

  2. 2
    The Lazy Organizer says

    My family loves cookies made with whole wheat flour. I’ll have to make these for them. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 3
    Anonymous says

    Can I kiss your feet? Cookies are my weakness!!

    I think low fat chocolate chips, means use less. As in take out 4 chips. That makes it lower in fat content, right?

  4. 4
    Anonymous says

    I am so excited to try these. I knew about using applesauce, but I never knew how much to use!

    Thanks a million!

  5. 5
    org junkie says

    Oh Wooden Porch I like how you think…yes that would definitely make it lower in fat…works for me!!! :)

  6. 6
    Anonymous says

    Applesauce–what a great idea!

  7. 7
    Anonymous says

    Thanks I just tried a recipe for healthy oatmeal cookies and with no sugar they were just gross! They tasted like birdseed! These look yummy!

  8. 8
    Magi says

    I’m definitely going to try these. Thanks!

  9. 9
    Anonymous says

    Sounds wonderful……I cheat…I buy cookie dough from the local cheerleading association in September every year…..alot of dough…so I have enough to get me through the winter…and you can freeze it….plop it out and cook for 10 minutes….

  10. 10
    becky says

    Oh, Laura, healthier chocolate chip cookies! I knew I liked you! ;O Thanks for sharing…I only wish my printer was working so I could print all these great healthy recipes out, too!!!

  11. 11
    gail says

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen reduced fat chocolate chips either but what a great recipe to try! Cookies are my weakness!

  12. 12
    Barbara H. says

    Chocolate chip cookies are one of my weaknesses! Thanks for this.

  13. 13
    momrn2 says

    Healthy chocolate chip cookies? Unheard of!! Will definately be trying these!!

    I made your crockpot soutwest chicken and it was good… and simple! Will make it again for sure!

  14. 14
    Anonymous says

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  15. 15
    Anonymous says

    Big sighs of relief sound worldwide that we can still eat chocolate chip cookies and lose weight!
    Sounds great! Thanks you for sharing.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says

    Thank you!

  17. 17
    Anonymous says

    Yum! The applesauce would make them so moist!

  18. 18
    Anonymous says

    What could be better than chocolate chip cookies that you can say are HEALTHY???

    This is great Laura, thank you for sharing :)

  19. 19
    Anonymous says

    Those look great! If my kids would eat chocolate, I would try that out. I’ll have to look for an excuse to back them.

  20. 20
    Bessers says

    I made these today and they turned out great! I only told my husband I was trying a new recipe, but not that it was more healthy. When he tried them, he said, “They’re good. They taste like maybe you used a different ingredient than normal, but they’re good.”

  21. 21
    Anonymous says

    Oh, yummy! My favorite part of eating healthy is finding ways to fit the desserts in! ;)

  22. 22
    org junkie says

    Bessers – I’m so impressed you’ve already made these goodies! So glad you liked them.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says

    Who wants reduced fat chocolate, anyway??? Not me!!

    These look great!

  24. 24
    Pam says

    Sounds yummy! My house would be your dream as it could probably keep you busy organizing for a very long time! I used to be very organized too, not sure what happened. Must have been a virtual hurricane! LOL

  25. 25
    Anonymous says

    These sound really interesting–can’t wait to try them. Just wondering if you know how much fiber is in them? I do WW and that is one of the things you need to calculate the points. Thanks for posting.

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    Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) says

    Here’s where I get tripped up. This sounds like a delicious recipe. But the serving size is ONE cookie. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to eat just ONE cookie. Well, except for those GIANT cookies that you can get at the mall. But that doesn’t count. Sigh.

  27. 27
    org junkie says

    Jen ~ unfortunately the recipe doesn’t say anything about fiber, sorry.

    Dee Dee ~ I’m that way with potato chips, can never eat just one!!

  28. 28
    lena says

    To the one who does WW. I do it too, with the Points Plus program. I entered the stuff in, using light butter and splenda for both white and brown sugar and each cookie is worth 1 point. That is if you get the 5 dozen out of the batch. I tried another recipe with all splenda and it tasted great.

    I’m excited for a one point cookie!!!

  29. 29
    lena says

    if you make them bigger, and get 48 cookies out of the batch, they are worth 2 points.


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