Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
The Spruce
  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 24 cookies
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
142 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 cookies
Amount per serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These low-calorie chocolate chip oatmeal cookies might just be a little taste of heaven, and the best part is you can eat them without feeling too much guilt.

A few tweaks to the average chocolate chip cookie recipe help these chocolate chip cookies become a little more friendly to the waistline, but you'd never know they are lower in calories than your average cookie. Plus, as far as nutrition goes, these cookies have a little bit to offer: oats are a real nutrition powerhouse, loaded with heart-healthy dietary fiber.


  • 2 ounces butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg (room-temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oats (old-fashioned rolled oats)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies ingredients
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper

    Parchment paper on a cooking sheet
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  3. Place the softened butter, the brown sugar, and the white sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. With an electric beater, beat the butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie batter in a bowl
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  4. Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined. Set the mixture aside until you are ready to continue with it. 

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie batter in a bowl
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  5. In a separate, large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon simply by using a large spoon or fork to toss the dry ingredients together. Make sure the mixture is well combined.

    Oats in a bowl
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  6. With a large, sturdy spoon, mix in the butter-sugar mixture by gently stirring the ingredients together just until they are well combined.

    Oatmeal cookie mix in a bowl
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  7. Add the chocolate chips and continue to gently stir the ingredients to combine them well.

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies dough
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  8. Use a tablespoon to drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

    Cookie dough on a baking sheet
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  9. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn slightly brown (bake a little less for soft cookies, and a little longer for crisp cookies).

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
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  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • Make sure that the butter is only softened, and not melted, as it will provide for a different texture for the cookie.