The Best Low Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When I’m stressed, I crave chocolate (and mashed potatoes, but that’s for a different post). I need it, have to have it and pretty much collapse if I don’t get it. Well, you can pretty much guess my stress level right now is OUT OF THE ROOF so I’m nearly addicted to chocolate and need some to suppress myself. Since my stress is due to my wedding, and my wedding means I am having 1 million photos taken in a snug white dress, I can’t just indulge in any ol’ chocolate. This has to be a very strategic process so I don’t gain ANY weight or break out in a massive hysteria of pimples. I wasn’t going to give up this elixir of life for me, so I had to find a lighter way to get my dosage. Enter light chocolate chip cookies!

Holy freaking YUM. This cookies were absolutely perfect. They had just the right amount of chocolate to sooth my sky rocketing stress and were so soft and chewy. Pillsbury? Eat your heart out, because these cookies rock. And each cookie has less than 95 calories. So, double win. Because I know I can’t be trusted around them, I left about 5 at home for Elliot and I to eat and sent the rest to Elliot’s work. Recipe was adapted from All Recipes.

Light Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You’ll Need:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

How To Make Them:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter with the brown and white sugars. Stir in the vanilla, egg white, and water. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips.

  • Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Mine look like weird spiky balls.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on baking sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.  Then try to escape the kitchen without eating all of them!

They were so soft, chewy and delicious. I’m so glad I did not keep many lying around!

Nutritional Information per cookie: 94 calories, 4 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein.

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  1. Posted by Ravienomnoms on
    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
    Genius my dear!
  2. Posted by Molly on
    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
    ooo wow! These look delicious! I can't look at chocolate chip cookie dough w/o starting to drool!
  3. Posted by Kate Pet on
    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
    Heck to the Yes!!! I'll have a dozen, please! Normally I would eat like two, but since they are on the lighter side, I can pack in a few more. :)
  4. Posted by Jemma D on
    Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
    How is this low fat? Apart from semi-sweetened chocolate? Can you use a substitute for the butter? Are eggs necessary? Both these ingredients are very high fat.
    • Posted by Claire Gallam10 on
      Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
      They only have 4 grams of fat, compared to the typical 8 or 9 in a regular cookie. To substitute, you can use an egg white beater. If you don't want to use butter, you can use vegetable oil or applesauce.
  5. Posted by Eileen G on
    Friday, June 10th, 2011
    How many calories are each cookie??
    • Posted by Alien Smile on
      Monday, July 11th, 2011
      Less than 95
  6. Posted by Katie on
    Thursday, October 20th, 2011
    yummy - taste delicious! Will make again. :) 
  7. Posted by Ri on
    Saturday, January 14th, 2012
    How many cookies does this make?
  8. Posted by Miss Kendra01 on
    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
    Very delicious made them at 3am after having a cookie craving nobody could tell they are low fat yummy!!!!!!
  9. Posted by katd on
    Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
    really? four grams of fat per cookie and you claim these are low-fat? whatever
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
      Um, have you looked at the nutritional information for regular cookies? It's up to 8!
    • Posted by Heather Shoven on
      Saturday, November 10th, 2012
      A normal cookie has 2x that amount or more. If you find a lower fat one please share! I need to lose over 150 lbs.
  10. Posted by Tia Melf on
    Friday, September 14th, 2012
    I used imperial margarine instead of butter, the consistency was the same as regular cookies. I calculated the calories brought it down to under 70 cal. Per cookie. Using margarine took quite a bit off the calories and the fat and my hubby liked just as much, believe me, he's a HUGE butter fan.

  11. Posted by Heather Shoven on
    Saturday, November 10th, 2012
    How would I make them flatter and crunchier? I used Splenda for my sugars, and applesauce for the butter, even exchanges. They came out like cake balls and remained the same shape as when they went in the oven. I also did not have baking soda and read that I could sub 2x that amount of baking powder.