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Light Chocolate Chip Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Chocolate chip cookies
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Chocolate chip cookies will never be declared a health food, but you can make them less unhealthy by tweaking the ingredients a little. Here's a recipe for a lighter chocolate chip cookie that still manages to satisfy a sweet tooth, but perhaps with a little less guilt.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes


  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, butter, and vanilla; stir in the brown sugar until smooth. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes.

Yields 24 cookies.

Per Cookie : Calories 92, Calories from Fat 30, Total Fat 3.4g, (sat 2.6g), Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 45mg, Carbohydrate 14.5g, Fiber 0.7g, Protein 1.2g

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 5 out of 5
Just had a warm cookie and these are wonderful!, Member sschnell

My first batch has come out of the oven and they are wonderful. In my opinion the recipe makes more like 12-16 normal sized cookies but that depends on how you make yours. Not sure how much better for you these are than traditional ones, but they taste even better than others I've made with all the fatty ingredients.

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