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.
Nutrition Facts per 1-Cookie Serving: 73 calories, 2 g fat, 14 g carb, 1 g protein.
- 2 ounces butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large room-temperature egg
- 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
- Heat the oven to 350 F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
- Place the softened butter (be sure that the butter is only softened, and not melted) and the brown sugar and white sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. With an electric beater, beat the butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
- 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.
- 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.
- With a large, sturdy spoon, mix in the butter-sugar mixture by gently stirring the ingredients together just until they are well combined.
- Add the chocolate chips and continue to gently stir the ingredients to combine them well.
- Use a tablespoon to drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- 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).
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||6 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||2 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|