Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  The Spruce

Ratings (15)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 18 cookies (18 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
135 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18 cookies (18 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*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.)

It's dessert time and you're in the mood for something decadent, but non-fat frozen yogurt with fruit just won't cut it tonight. You need a cookie, and something a bit more special than a chocolate chip cookie. How about a chocolate chocolate chip cookie? And one that's low in fat, no less.

But who would think a double chocolate chip cookie could be low fat and delicious at the same time? By using half the amount of butter usually called for in traditional cookie recipes and substituting an egg white for a whole egg, the fat content in this cookie is cut nearly in half. The result is a double chocolate chip cookie that makes a wonderful almost guilt-free indulgence.

Using unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips creates an intense chocolate flavor. Adding mini instead of regular chocolate chips allows us to use a smaller quantity because their smaller size lets them go a longer way.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat oven to 375 F.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until creamy.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  4. Add egg white and vanilla and mix until well blended.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg and sugar, mixing between each addition with the electric mixer on low speed.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  7. Remove bowl from mixer and use a wooden spoon to work the dough together. Don’t worry if the dough seems a little crumbly at first. Gently stir in chocolate chips.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  8. Drop the cookie dough by the teaspoonful onto prepared cookie sheets.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  10. Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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  11. Serve and enjoy!

    Low-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
     The Spruce